Seth and Asher are two boys growing up on New York's Lower East Side. Nearly finished with their first year at Stuyvesant, one of New York's elite public specialty high schools, they’ve become inseparable as boyfriends. Asher dreams of opening a restaurant and looks forward to helping his father open a new Cajun place. As the son of a politician, Seth helps to find a prize location for the restaurant nearby that they can afford. When tragedy strikes and faced with the possibility of it closing before it even opens, the young teens take over and manage the restaurant by themselves.
This story is based on characters from the New York Holidays and New York Anthologies series of short stories and novellas by the author. Although the reader may wish to read the stories in the series for background, The Cajun Asian stands on its own. There are instances of nudity and sex between underage boys in the story. Obviously, anyone uncomfortable with these themes should not be reading it, and it’s the reader’s responsibility to ensure the legality of reading such material where they live. Some of the locations described are real locations and some of the characters and organizations described may bear a strong resemblance to real individuals and organizations, but should not be taken as such.