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On the advice of a Jesus-loving taxi driver while on the New Jersey Turnpike, Christine leaves Pavlov Memento, her deeply flawed boyfriend of seven years, two days before moving to Italy. She nurses her heartbreak in an empty palazzo by the sea; then, with the help of her new friends - a group of men who call themselves the gay mafia - she moves to Rome and her new life begins. Follow her as she meets her First Italian, the Cheese Lady; Alessio, the handsome landlord; The Count, who whisks her away to Venice for Carnivale; and finally Cal, the Parisian-born Jersey boy living a parallel existence in the South of France who will change her life. But everything goes awry when she's forced to move back to New York, and she searches desperately for a way to return to Rome, Cal, and her beloved gay mafia. Will she succeed? Christine's real-life tale will make you laugh, make you hungry - and make you follow your dreams to the arrivals gate at your favorite destination.