Chef Harry Whelan spends most of the year traveling from country to
country, learning new dishes. He always comes home to San Francisco, to his
friends and family, including Dix Alexander and the boy Dix raised,
Harry returns from his latest wanderings to find that Nicholas, has gone
from shy and sullen teenager, to a confident, attractive young man. They
discover a mutual love of the dishes of Provence and the town where Nicholas
was born and Harry spent a very happy year, Saignon. Harry and Nicholas
begin a passionate affair, but Harry is convinced he can never compete with
Nicholas’s idolizing of Dix anymore than he can stop his own need to wander.
They’re both searching for home, whether Provence or San Francisco, but
maybe they just need to find it in each other.