A man on the run ends up finding his past. Whoever flees into perdition is Asher, a screenwriter who leaves Hollywood after discovering his wife in the arms of a tennis partner. He travels to New York, the city from his childhood, where he meets a young irreverent couple: Michael, a rough poet and Aurora, a daring Italian descendant. Michael has no trouble in “lending his romance” in exchange for a salary of chaperone of Asher’s scans through New York. However, Asher will soon discover that the love triangle is nothing but a trap that always end badly for him, a cruel game that will teach him the moral limits of his own generation.
Written in the late 60s, a decade that placed the youth in a state of idolatry, this novel by Alfred Hayes dazzles with its honesty and stylistic stripping.
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