Seth, 23, grad art student, and Jim, 41, wealthy ad exec, are in love. But Seth lied to Jim about his family, class and upbringing; he didnt want pity. When Seths family comes to need him, it gets ugly fast. Seths younger sister Cassie comes to Manhattan to live with Seth and Jim, when things get too terrible for her in Nebraska, she is able to continue Seths lies for a time.
This is a very believable, wonderful, character-driven story of the ups and downs of two people very much in love. This is an exchange between Jim and Cassie.
Hes gifted, your brother, and serious and smart and charming and beautiful, but his secret idea of himself is that no one will ever agree
Her heart fluttered high in her chest. You talk as if you really love him, or something.
I told you that the other night.
She blinked. But I dont know what love means to you people.
He let off a woof of disgusted laughter. You people? Good God. I wonder what it means to you.
A story of some of the troubles that come upon a young gay man