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April 30, 2015

FROM AFAR by Frank Scozzari


5 STARS

FROM AFAR
A MEMOIR
by
Frank Scozzari


SUMMARY
(from Amazon)
 For centuries, poets have argued that unrequited love is love in its strongest form. From Afar is a timeless tale of Morgan Stanfield’s search for love in the far northern city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Leaving the warm climate of Santa Barbara, he embarks on a four-day odyssey where he encounters a Russian beauty, a prostitute, a wise old babushka, an American chauvinist, intellectuals, the Russian mafia, and the ‘face’ of love, and comes to know how love from a distance can be more captivating than love close on hand.

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Solstice Publishing (March 5, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1625261934
  • ISBN-13: 978-1625261939
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
AUTHOR
Frank Scozzari is an American novelist and screenwriter. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have been widely anthologized and featured in literary theater. 

Frank Scozzari


REVIEW
I found the book, FROM AFAR an easy book to read.  It did contain some typo errors but that didn't change the fact that the book was a good read.    Mr. Scozzari often shows a comical side and a style of writing that is almost touching.   The author says the book is a fictional read, yet it as you read it you feel he was the one struggling and desperate to look in the wrong places for love.   As you start reading the book, get ready for a journey to Saint Petersburg where Morgan (the protagonist) sometimes meets his struggle to  find "real" love.  As you read the book take special heed to page 164 . This is where the author puts out the book's true meaning and message.  I felt the author did a wonderful job of writing this.  This makes you feel like you're becoming a part of the struggle and the journey. This poor soul was love deprived.  Will he find the 'romantic' satisfying love he's been searching for?  Another different aspect to the book is the cultural differences between Russia and the U.S. A.  I found that these two cultures would collide in both a  comical and a tragic way.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  It's a good journey about looking for love in all the wrong places while going along with Morgan's struggles.

I was given a complimentary copy of FROM AFAR from the author Frank Scozzari and OutSkirts Press for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.




 
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