At eighteen, Paul Porterfield dreams of playing piano at the world's great concert halls, yet so far the closest he has come has been page-turning for his idol, Richard Kennington, a former piano prodigy on the cusp of middle age. Then, on vacation in Rome with his mother, Pamela, Paul encounters Kennington a second time. A love affair begins between the two - one that is complicated when Pamela misconstrues Kennington's attention toward her son as a sign of interest in her. Alarmed by the situation, Kennington flees Rome for New York, where Joseph Mansourian, his long-time manager (and lover), awaits him; Paul, too, goes to New York to study at Juilliard. They do not see each other. Yet the brief affair will affect their lives in ways that neither could have predicted.
Original title: The Page Turner
Genre: Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian→ Gay Male