The Family of Max Desir Author:Robert Ferro Max Desir comes from an old Italian family, but his parents left the old country and made a new home for themselves in New Jersey. As he grows up, Max discovers his own preference for men, but nothing ever becomes too serious. Until he meets Nick during a trip through Italy. They live together for a few months in Rome, then move back to the U.S.... more » when they decide it's time to settle down.
John, Max's father, doesn't take to the idea that his son is a homosexual; his mother, Marie, accepts her son and acts as a buffer between the two. But after 15 years of keeping them civil, she succumbs to cancer, and John struggles to accept both Max and Nick while dealing with the loss of his Marie.« less