- File Size: 459 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Publisher: Pine Ten, LLC (September 2, 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0095JPYIU
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Flames: 2 (teenage stuff)
- Rating: 4/5
In the lax atmosphere of middle-class post-war Italy, sex and drugs are easy to come by. Roberto tries to find his own balance, but a crush he had for Alessandra in elementary school is reignited and the course of his life is changed forever.
It's the 1970’s, a time of political upheaval driven by disillusioned young people. Roberto is caught up in the times. He makes a new start, but his past catches up with him. Finding himself accused of a crime, he must defend himself even when he isn’t sure he committed it.
A vivid snapshot of European post-war society, this novel is viewed through the eyes of a young adult coming of age.
I liked this book. It is set in a rougher time and place, where parents did the tough things. I love how we get to see Roberto develop. I kind of wanted to see those hidden years between things, like the end and what happens before it (no spoilers here).
Roberto is part monster and human, but all around self-conflicted. Which makes reading his story interesting to say the least. Whether you'd agree with his choice or not, you are forced by some unseen hand to read of and explore what new avenue the poor kid will choose to walk down.
Being a parent, but also remembering my youth, I can relate with both sides of the line. The "well, it seemed like a good idea at the time," and the "what the hell were you thinking?"
I recommend this book for that like to read things that may be fiction but are a little realer.
(taken from his site)
I was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. I acquired the love for the English language from my father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer.
With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that I need to live up to, I work as a patent attorney and head the patent law firm that was established by my great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. I live in Omer, Israel, with my full-time partner, Esther, our four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.
Writing has always been my passion and for almost four years I wrote a weekly "Patents" column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded my only (if I can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press.
I love writing short stories but I have too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of me to write them all), so now I mostly write full-length fiction. My other passion is working with other authors on stories I love and that's how I wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor.
You can read about my books here. I love them all, but I never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that I wrote together with my son, Yonatan.
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