The Hearts of Yesteryear
John Paravati has had a long Hollywood career, but when he gets invited to his hometown for the first time in fifty years, he balks. His memories are tinged with the hurt he still feels after his childhood best friend denied the feelings they shared. Ultimately, he decides it’s better to confront his ghosts, but the trip home isn’t easy when he comes face to face with the only man he ever loved. More
Throughout his career, actor John Paravati has stuck with what he told the gossip rags -- he's been in like, in lust, even in respect once or twice, but never love. All he's ever cared about is performing. If he's stuck now doing commercials for cruise lines, at least it's better than shilling adult diapers.
But Hollywood pretends, and John is a master. Because once upon a time, he loved two things more than anything -- his best friend Frank and the movie palace he used as sanctuary.
Over fifty years ago, John ran away from his hometown. Now, someone has restored the theater he left behind, and they want John at its relaunch. The memories still sting, but he agrees to attend, even though it means dealing with heartache. At seventy-seven, he's too old to hold onto the hurt. The question is, however, is he too old to start over once it's gone?
Available ebook formats: