Chapters 1 through 4
• Ashland, Mr. Ash, a wealthy man has hired a young woman to design dolls for him.
• Ash notes that some people are repelled by him because of his height and that some people realize that he isn't human.
• Ash works from his apartment in New York. He receives a call from a man named Samuel about a gypsy names Yuri.
• Ash sends money to Samuel and makes plans to leave for London immediately.
• In New Orleans, Rowan is almost comatose and is being cared for by her husband, Michael Curry and her cousin, Mona.
• Mona, only thirteen, talks excessively to Rowan and confides that she and Michael had an affair although she knows Michael loves Rowan.
• The family is very wealthy and Mona will inherit the estate. There is a family project going to examine the family genes.
• Nineteen-year old Mary Jane, another cousin stops by...
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