While passing through the village where he grew up, the narrator, Philippe, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Thomas. What follows is an account of the relationship, twenty-five years earlier, between two teenagers from different social spheres: the bookish Philippe and the popular Thomas barely acknowledge one other at school—and yet, stealing time to meet alone, they carry on a passionate and secretive affair. The son of farmers, Thomas is trapped by convention and eventually ends the affair. When, decades later, Philippe encounters Thomas’s son, he finds out what became of Thomas, finally bringing a resolution to the relationship that defined his youth.
LGBT / GLS / Literatura Estrangeira