Published September 2012 by PINE TEN, LLC

Available formats: Paperback, eBook
In the lax atmosphere of middle-class post-war Italy, sex and drugs are easy to come by. Roberto tries to find his own balance, but a crush he had for Alessandra in elementary school is reignited and the course of his life is changed forever.

It's the 1970’s, a time of political upheaval driven by disillusioned young people. Roberto is caught up in the times. He makes a new start, but his past catches up with him. Finding himself accused of a crime, he must defend himself even when he isn’t sure he committed it.

A vivid snapshot of European post-war society, this novel is viewed through the eyes of a young adult coming of age.

5 Star

"This is the first book I've ever read by Mr. Luzzatto and I'm liking what I'm reading. A great coming of age novel filled with young love. With great depth and some darkness within the plot, "An Italian Obsession" has plenty of meaning within it's pages. A must read for all." Susan Peck, My Cozie Corner

5 Star

"This is the second book that I have read by author Kfir Luzzatto and it is a wonderful novel . . . I love the author's writing style and I recommend this book." Celticlady's Reviews

5 Star

"Kfir Luzzatto is the master of the understated in this novel while he builds his story and engages his audience almost seamlessly. His characters; his primary male character in particular, are developed to a level of adulthood and complexity that makes the book a study in coming of age. . . . This is a passionate love story with dimension and depth. Characters who live and breathe, a story that has meaning and humanity. A writer who understands the complexities of the human spirit. ...A very good read! It's obvious this novel is from a writer who has a wide range of experience to draw from." The Bookish Dame Reviews