Paperback edition of Rutherfurd's epic fictional portrayal of New York City, from its origins as an Indian fishing village onwards. Follows the success of similar previous novels, such as "London", "Russka", "Dublin" and "Sarum". Blends real history and characters with fictional ones. Rutherfurd has sold over 1.25 million copies of his books.
During a restless summer on the Italian Riviera, 17-year old Elio falls in love with his father's house guest, Oliver.