Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blog Tour: An Italian Obsession by Kfir Luzzatto

 Young Adult/Historical/General Fiction
Date Published: 9/3/12

 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.

My Review:
To start with, I absolutely loved the writing style of the author and the way the story seemed to flow effortlessly. 

This story follows a young man through many aspects of life, the good and the bad and most of which are centered around a girl he met at such a young age. His character is so well developed and multi-dimensional. He is perfectly flawed. 

The setting and time of this story added a deeper element to the story. This book is perfect for those who like their novels a little bit grittier. This book is the real deal and such a treat! 

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Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. Kfir has a PhD in chemical engineering and works as a patent attorney. He lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.
Novels: Crossing the Meadow (2003); The Odyssey Gene (2006); The Evelyn Project (2012); Have Book – Will Travel (2012 – with Yonatan Luzzatto); An Italian Obsession (2012).
Short Story Collections: His Darker Side (2002-2011); His Lighter Side (2002-2011).
Non-Fiction: The World of Patents (2002) Blog: on the web site. Twitter: @KfirLuzzatto. Facebook: LinkedIn:

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