An existentialist philosopher, Jack Ireland, is invited to Genoa, Italy, to search for a packet of missing letters supposedly left in a grand palazzo by Nietzsche in the 19th Century. He ends up living in the palazzo as tutor to a cognitive challenged aristocratic boy. What could be the value of philosophy for this child? What is it touches all human souls?J. Hayes Hurley is novelist, a philosopher, and a philosophical novelist. He is the author of The Diary of the Attending Rays, Those Brownsville Blues, and Leaving Lisbon. The Genoa Dialogues is his 18th novel.