A young American walks into Sicily's Palazzo d'Oro during the '60s. Penniless, but swaggering with youth and burgeoning artistic talent, he accepts a proposition to become the companion to a beautiful and beguiling aristocrat. Their affair - formal and restrained by day, torrid and passionate by night - leads him to a place where nothing, not even his lover, is what it seems.
This novella and three other tales explore the underbelly of sexual desire and together make up one of Paul Theroux's most compelling works yet.
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 09 / 2004
- 129 x 198mm