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“ Fanny, our love is like the perfect diamond. There’s not a flaw in it. ” - Charles Magnante, Protagonist

Save the Last Dance

A BITTERSWEET LOVE STORY ABOUT BROKEN PROMISES AND SHATTERED DREAMS.

Little Italy, New York City. 1920.

A boy named Charlie and a girl named Fanny become best friends. Soon, their friendship turns to love. By the age of 20, they are soulmates, sharing unconditional hopes, dreams, and wishes. Despite the best of intentions, their lives take a different course during the next 79 years.

Charlie becomes a famous musician, battles substance abuse, has a nervous breakdown, marries twice, once to an alcoholic who commits suicide.

Fanny lives her own roller coaster ride. She marries a seemingly successful businessman who dies suddenly in his sleep at 60, leaving her a tangled web of bankruptcy and IRS demands for millions in back taxes.

Despite all the broken promises and shattered dreams, Fanny and Charlie find ways to remain connected until they die. Ultimately, they are buried in the same cemetery in New York City, not far from each other.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

“Superbly Crafted Ode to Love.”
- San Francisco Literary Review

“Pure and Simple. A Proper Love Story. They don’t make them like this anymore.”
- Kayla@ Good Reads

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