The Ten Weeks: “Anyone can blow your mind, only you can open it”

“Great book.” The Writer’s Edge

“I loved it.” Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek, former Headmaster, St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, FL

In 1970 “sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll” ruled supreme in Point Collina, a tony beachside resort. No where was that more true than at the local high school, and that scene was ruled by Denise Kendall, tennis captain and daughter of the most prominent man around. But this happy life of “peace and love” was rudely interrupted when Madeleine des Cieux, a foreign student, started to do miracles, including healings and throwing tennis matches. Now the school, the government and Denise herself are forced to scramble for damage control, not only with Madeleine but with her ex-boyfriend, Jack Arnold, itching for revenge, and her perennial enemy, the development heiress Terry Marlowe. Both disaster and triumph end up on everyone’s plate in a world which is being rapidly reshaped both by and for the participants.

Below: the author, around the time of the The Ten Weeks.

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