This is a great book to recommend to anyone looking for an LGBTQ summer read. The descriptions of the Italian Riviera are fascinating and thoroughly detailed through the eyes of a teenaged boy. While there are hints of romance and desire in the book, particularly for the narrator's tutor, most of the novel explores the experience of growing up gay on the Italian Riviera. The language is beautiful, and this stands out as a distinctly different read for summer.
This heartrending elegy to human passion is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents house, a cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.