The Bellman: A Novel by Heidi Barnes

By Heidi Barnes

All younger males are looking to run away and sign up for the circus. For Stanley Douglas, a naïve yet made up our minds younger guy, the nearest he may perhaps locate is The Maycliff.

When Stanley takes the 1st genuine activity in his existence as a bellman at an ancient mansion grew to become luxurious hotel at the majestic coast of Maine, he has no notion what he’s in for. The Maycliff draws eccentric site visitors of every kind, from brash Texan lotharios to African dictators with suitcases filled with funds. however the site visitors can’t examine to the employees. The cook dinner is a prima donna, the executive is a prissy militant, the maids are brassy pranksters, the bartender’s a under the influence of alcohol, and someone’s received their hands within the until eventually. the one brilliant spot could be Mindy, the gorgeous waitress who misses Stanley’s makes an attempt at impressing her yet consistently turns out to discover the way to undergo witness to his bumbling gaffs.

Trying his most sensible to maintain order in chaos, Stanley reveals that pleasure and loss, humor and tragedy, friendship and betrayal are all a part of the job—and lifestyles. most crucial, notwithstanding, is the invention that every thing goes to be very well no matter if every thing goes very, very wrong.

With wit, humor and a feeling of nostalgia, The Bellman brings readers again to an afternoon of vintage American storytelling, with colourful characters, a picturesque backdrop, and a narrative that conjures up and delights.

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