Rafael Jerome


A fluke meeting in Paris brings the past into focus for two very different strangers.
Gary Silverman, whose encounter with Rafael Jerome in 1949 led to a lifelong
sense of loss, and Jeremy Jerome, clueless about his father’s misadventure in
flashy Hollywood, circa ’49, who must deal with the consequences once Gary
discloses misalliances.
Always the dutiful son, Jeremy is determined to unearth his father’s true legacy.
He follows his intuition that takes him to Ottawa then Calgary to find decades-old
answers to a family secret.
Rafael Jerome plumbs the depths of unrequited love along with the deficits that so
often unfurl moving forward.


The novel's vital emotional core ... rouses in readers a
desire to see justice.

Maxwell writes with crisp prose, natural dialogue ...