Eclipse of the Moon and Sun
James, Sharon, Worthy, Eugene
Eclipse of the Sun and Moon is an epic tale about three Americans whose lives span the entire twentieth century, drawn together by the devil to a mysterious abandoned country estate where time stands still and it's always the Fourth of July. Before they can leave each must come to terms with who they are and what is most important to them in life. Meet Worthy(the villain), a playboy from the 1920s Jazz Age who seduces women for the devil; Sharon Peters (Damsel-in-Distress), a 1960s suburban housewife, who just when her life is falling apart is given the chance to remain young and beautiful forever; and finally the protagonist (and Hero) James Harris, a San Francisco entrepreneur in the year 2000 who is promised $125 million from a mysterious investor just to do one small favor -- visit the site of a burned down estate and retrieve something of great value hidden inside.
She leaned above him his nurse nightingale, brushed the fallen hair from his forehead. Finding himself in bed with pain, he looked up at her and asked what happened.
“You've had an accident,” she said, “hit by a car––”
“That’s enough,” The voice of a man said. “He’s better off dear without you hanging all over him.” The man took center stage. “A few minor scratches and bruises really, by the morning you’ll be just as new as when you arrived, I promise.”
“James, the ring!”
Standing on crutches he smells flowers and incense and talcum, tastes must, mint and salt. His sight comes into focus and he sees a bride dressed in white before him. At the command of the minister he kisses her, and experiences with that sanctified touch of pure love a rush as wide and broad as if it were his first breath of life.