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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‘Fun to read… the classic adolescent bildungsroman… very wittily done. I laughed out loud.’
A LOVE STORY – WITH ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Alex D. seems like the typical rebellious Italian teenager. Contemplating the overwhelming predictability of his life and looking down the barrel to a mundane adulthood, he is consumed by a restless resentment against the tedious system and his parents expectations. In desperation, he cuts school to drink and hang out with his gang of delinquent friends and tries to lose himself in his music. Things look much brighter when he meets the privileged, semi-degenerate Martino, who seems to have mastered the disaffected stance Alex covets – until Martino gets arrested. And then Aidi comes on the scene, who seems to understand Alex instantly. A hundred conversations later, Aidi is endlessly surprising, totally irreplaceable … and about to break Alex’s heart by going to live in America at the end of the summer …
'Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band' is an international publishing sensation that has sold almost a million copies in Italy, has already been translated into eight languages and produced as a feature film, making 22 year old Enrico Brizzi one of Italy’s hottest literary exports. Crackling with energy, slang and ironic humour, his dazzling debut novel that has been compared to 'The Catcher In the Rye' is now set to take the English speaking world by storm.
“Best-seller, Gen-X cult book and finalist for the Campiello prize, Jack Frusciante is the first novel of the new enfant terrible of Italian fiction.”
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