2.5 Stars, G.S. Wiley, Torquere Press

A Recondite Matter by G.S. Wiley

“The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.” – H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

It was the year 1912, and the Titanic disaster was making headlines the world over, but there was a tragedy occurring much closer to home for Francis Holden-Burrell that April—the death of Sir Desmond Rivest, a mere week after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Sea. Desmond was a much older man than Francis, a man with a wife and daughter, and though Francis wanted much more, Desmond never crossed the boundaries of their friendship. He was a man whose life had been dedicated to the search for knowledge and adventure, but he’d ever forsaken exploring an intimate relationship with Francis in spite of how much he had apparently loved his friend in return.
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