The Russian Boy

The Russian Boy

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by Neil S. Plakcy
     
 

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There are three Russian boys at the center of this sexy new novel by Neil S. Plakcy.

Alexei Dubernin, the teenaged son of a Russian count longs to paint like his Impressionist idols. This desire brings him in contact with the Russian maestro Fyodor Luschenko in Nice, France, in 1912, as the Russian aristocracy celebrates its last few years of prosperity on

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There are three Russian boys at the center of this sexy new novel by Neil S. Plakcy.

Alexei Dubernin, the teenaged son of a Russian count longs to paint like his Impressionist idols. This desire brings him in contact with the Russian maestro Fyodor Luschenko in Nice, France, in 1912, as the Russian aristocracy celebrates its last few years of prosperity on the Riviera.

Luschenko paints an erotic portrait of Alexei, called Le Jeune Homme Russe, or The Russian Boy, which is received with scandal, then acclaim. Then, in the present day, the painting is stolen while being restored-- by another Russian boy, an art student in Paris named Dmitri Baranov.

Dmitri’s desperation to remain in Paris after his fellowship ends leads him into unsavory company, bringing him, and the painting, back to the Cote d’Azur, where someone is willing to stop at nothing-- including murder-- to possess this magnificent work of art.

Hard on Dmitri’s trail, and that of the painting, is his boyfriend, American art student Taylor Griffin, and Rowan McNair, a disgraced former professor of art history turned art detective. Partners change, affairs are begun and ended, and dead bodies appear with a disturbing regularity.

In alternating narrations, Alexei, Dmitri, Taylor and Rowan tell the story of the painting, its theft, and a series of love affairs between older men and their younger protégés. By turns sexy, dangerous and romantic, The Russian Boy is a story of love and art that spans the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013651432
Publisher:
Neil Plakcy
Publication date:
08/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
969 KB

Meet the Author

Neil S. Plakcy is the author of many gay romance and mystery novels, including the Mahu series about an openly gay Honolulu homicide detective, and the Have Body, Will Guard adventure romance series set in Tunisia.

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