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Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band

Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band

Author(s): Enrico Brizzi

Location(s): Bologna

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

An international bestseller, this hot, hip and quirky love story from a talented young Italian author has been hailed as the Catcher in the Rye of the 90’s.

Alex D. is in his penultimate year in an upmarket Bologna high school and is failing in a variety of subjects. Alex is obsessed by alternative music, cutting class, scooting around town on his Vespa and getting off his head as often as possible. A classic disaffected teenager, Alex despises the other kids at school. Until Aidi.

With Aidi, Alex falls in love. But their time together is cut short when Aidi goes to the States for year. Can their relationship survive?

Filled with pop culture, trendy references, humorous moments, Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band is an insight into what it is to be young, Italian and in love in the 90s. It is young love in all its moving, cringeful, humourous, painful glory. Hailed as the new Catcher in the Rye, Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band has been a runaway bestseller in Italy and Europe, and is set to take the British market by storm. It is a cult book in the making

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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