USA 2009, 193pp., brochure, € 12.89Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
On a midsummer weekend, in a country house in upstate New York, three friends, Lyle, Marian, and John, gather on the anniversary of the AIDS death of Lyle's lover Tony. John and Marian, half-brother and sister-in-law of the late Tony, have permanently fled Manhattan for a life of leisure in this idyllic riverfront home. Tony's lover, Lyle, an art critic and lecturer, pays his first visit since Tony's death, bringing along his new young paramour, Robert, an aspiring painter. As Tony's absence haunts each of them in different ways, each character is stripped bare. What's planned as a peaceful summer weekend instead stirs up all its participants' insecurities in this elegantly modulated novel of relationships.