Prologue, Chapters 1 - 4
• Kay Fischer, an architect in 1936, lives in Long Beach. She is divorced and thirty-two years old.
• Kay's ex-partner, Eric Meyersen, has stolen most of her money and portfolio for his own gain. Her business is almost bankrupt.
• Kay spends long hours with George Fugal, her attorney trying to rebuild her business. Her ex-husband calls often for loans.
• Kay meets a man named Salvador Carriscant who claims to be her biological father.
• Kay uses a scalpel to make an incision in Carriscant's forearm.
• Kay goes to her mother's house, also in Long Beach, to talk to her about her family history.
• Her mother tells her she was born in the former Germany Colony of New Guinea in 1904. Her father was Hugh Paget.
• Kay's mother says that she married Paget in 1903, and he died shortly after Kay's birth. All documents related to Paget had been destroyed in...
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