Recent Yale grad, Alice, wants to be close to her boyfriend inParis, with enough space to sow a few oats. Rome fits, so off shegoes. Her other goals? To make art and find a muse. Instead, shefinds herself a muse to various men—including a TV-host dwarf,lonely banker, alcoholic playboy, aging prince, and thedisillusioned Oscar-winning film director, Frank Colucci.The middle-aged Frank is in Rome to film the last of his famedmovie series, but longs to get back to making art films. Alice,still wandering Rome, lost and confused, tumbles into Frank's life,and he hires her as his philosophy tutor.Although at opposite poles of life with little in common—thebright but broke Alice is just getting started and has fewprospects, and the married-with-kids Oscar-winner Frank bored anddisillusioned—the two form a bond.Will this be an older, powerful man using his position to seducea confused young woman, or something else entirely? And will Aliceever find her way?