In this ‘historical’ novel from the era of 1960s, we find two men, similar in appearance, becoming good friends while living in Naples, Italy.
Young Antonio Merchante was sent to school in Naples by his father, a wealthy shipping magnate living in Los Angeles, who lost his wife in childbirth.
Marcel Roccini, met Antonio and fell in love with him, attaching himself to the rich American, in hopes of being loved in return.
After a tragic event, where Antonio dies, Marcel tries to assume his identity, needing money, and the promise of a family, one he has never had.
But, it doesn’t take long for Marcel to be suspect, and discovered as a fraud.
Yet, all is not lost for Marcel, who finds the love of his life, just once in a blue moon.