Published: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1983 Edition: [Various editions] Description: xii, 673 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN: 0151972036, 9780544320420 (move tie-in ed), Language: English
Also published: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,  748 p.
"One winter night, Peter Lake--master mechanic and second-story man--attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty , the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead."-- ǂc Excerpt of summary from book.
A white horse escapes -- The ferry burns in morning cold -- Pearly soames -- Peter Lake from a star -- Beverly -- A goddess in the bath -- On the marsh -- Lake of the Coheeries -- The hospital in Printing House Square -- Aceldama -- Four gates to the city -- Lake of the Coheeries -- In the drifts -- A new life -- Hell gate -- Nothing is random -- Peter Lake returns -- The sun... -- ...and the ghost -- An early summer dinner at Petipas -- The machine age -- A very short history of the clouds -- Battery bridge -- White horse and dark horse -- The white dog of Afghanistan -- Abysmillard redux -- Ex machina -- For the soldiers and sailors of Chelsea -- The city alight -- A golden age.