Shalom Tower Syndrome
2009 BOOK AWARDS
Multicultural Fiction Finalist: Shalom Tower Syndrome
by Albert Russo The National
Best Books 2007 Awards Finalist � Fiction & Literature: Gay/Lesbian
Fiction Shalom Tower Syndrome A Novel by Albert Russo Sponsored by USA Book News The novel is set in Israel. Alexis, who grew up in Rwanda-Urundi, is the son of an Italian Jew and a beautiful mulatto woman. As a young adult, he now ponders over the complexity of his roots: African-European and Judeo-Christian (his mother was raised a Catholic). The author guides the reader through a progression of exciting and complicated episodes involving Alexis. With his American wife he will vacation in Israel, and that stay will be a turning point in his life. The past catches up with him, exploding with the images of one man�s life kaleidoscope: the memories of his African years, colliding with the more recent images of Milan, the smells, the colors and the primeval beauty of the black continent, mingling with those of Italy, as well as with the violent feelings Israel stirs in him. In that dense and haunting atmosphere he will meet young Israelis, a Palestinian and a German professor, the nephew of a Nazi soldier who died during WWII. Will Alexis finally reconcile himself with the conflicting parts of his identity? Will he feel more African or more European; more Catholic or more Jewish; or will his new environment help him find peace within himself, in spite of the country�s current dangers? The �mystery� will unravel in the last chapter of this largely autobiographical novel.
STS was a finalist in The National "Best Books" 2007 Awards, ie. one of the 4 best books in its category in the whole of the USA. Here is the press release:
1) USABookNews.com : Congratulations to all Winners & Finalists of The National "Best Books" 2007 Awards!
Your title "Shalom Tower Syndrome by Albert Russo" has placed as a "Finalist" in the "Fiction & Literature: Gay/Lesbian Fiction" category.
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Fiction & Literature: Gay/Lesbian Fiction
Finalist: Shalom Tower Syndrome by Albert Russo
Xlibris - ISBN: 978-1-4257-7726-5
Finalist - The National Indie Excellence Awards, Multi Cultural Fiction Category
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Albert Russo has written many books in English, published by Donham Books and Xlibris, among which are Mixed Blood and Zapinette Video. His fiction and poetry appear in English and in French around the world; his work has been translated into a dozen languages. His literary website: www.albertrusso.com Albert Russo a �crit une vingtaine de romans en fran�ais et en anglais, sa langue �paternelle� �tant l�italien. En France, ses derniers livres sont publi�s aux �ditions Hors Commerce, dont L�anc�tre noire. Son site litt�raire: www.albertrusso.com Albert Russo, nato in Congo/Zaire, cresce in Africa, studia negli Stati Uniti e ora vive in Francia. Scrive in francese e in inglese poesia e narrativa, difendendo grandi cause come l�antirazzismo, le libert� individuali e collettive. L�editore romano Fabio Croce ha pubblicato il suo romanzo L�amante di mio padre. Il suo sito: www.albertrusso.com
I've been honored with the creation of the Albert Russo literary Archives. Please look it up in my new website: www.alb ertrusso.eu
- Here are the details:
Chercheurs et �tudiants en litt�rature peuvent d�sormais
consulter le Fonds litt�raire Albert
Researchers and students of literature may now
access the Albert Russo Literary Archives
in Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union: ARCHIVES & MUS�E DE LA LITT�RATURE
Biblioth�que Royale Albert Ier
Boulevard de l'Empereur 4
1000 Bruxelles - Belgique http://220.127.116.11/si te/default.asp?xit=60#ancre16
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