Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company
Rome, 1953. Hal, an itinerant journalist finds himself on the steps of a palazzo, walking into a world of privilege and light. On a rooftop above the city he meets the mysterious Stella. Together they escape the crowded party and imagine a different life, even if it's just for a night. Stella vanishes all too quickly, and Hal is certain their paths won't cross again. A year later an Italian Contessa asks Hal to act as a reporter on a yacht skimming...