New Book "A Midlife Intermezzo" by Boas Gonen is Published and Reviews Begin to Come In

Philadelphia, PA, April 01, 2014 --( A new literary fiction book has been published recently and starts to generate good reviews. "A Midlife Intermezzo" is geared to discerning readers who like interesting characters that venture outside their comfort zone and whose professional foibles (as physicians and opera singers) open up as the riveting story unfolds. The main character falls in love with an opera singer, but who does he really love: the person or her perfectly portrayed opera characters? Is it possible for him to tell the difference?

From Clarion (Foreword) review: Four stars (out of five)

“Fans of schadenfreude will devour this compelling story of a midlife crisis that deteriorates into obsession. Boas Gonen offers a drama of the human soul in A Midlife Intermezzo, the compelling story of one man’s midlife crisis gone awry… The first-person perspective, which can be tricky, is well crafted. The voice is candid and honest. It provides suspense just when the story needs it: 'It was time to quit…while my sanity was intact, although I wondered whether it wasn’t too late for that.' The characters are fully dimensional and fallible…”

From Kirkus Reviews: "… Gonen’s writing flows competently, including scene-setting, dialogue and point of view (some sections are in Svetlana’s voice); he uses Vip’s medical background to good effect, and his discussions of opera are well-informed …"

Readers commented on several scenes as being ‘tour-de-force’ and observed the cinematic potential of the story.

Book, published by AuthorHouse, is available in all places where books are sold.


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