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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.
"Scozzari's writing has a natural, inviting, even realistic quality that drew me in and allowed me to be a silent partner on this unforgettable ride..."
"Descriptive, delightful, and thoroughly enjoyable, right from the first pages. The character of Morgan is drawn so clearly, so vividly, that in closing the book I felt like I was saying goodbye to an old friend. Any reader of great fiction would love this book..."
"With this novel Frank Scozzari will become planted in the field of important American authors of the day. He writes with infectious energy, humor, angst, and sensitivity and teaches us more about love than most authors attempt in a lifetime."
—Grady Harp, San Francisco Review of Books—