Goodbye Rudy Kazoody – Social/Political Change
Author Name: A A Freda
Book Title: Goodbye Rudy Kazoody
Book Synopsis: Who is the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, and what, if anything, did he have to do with the events that occurred to a group of teenagers during one fateful summer in New York City ‘s Bronx neighborhood in the early 1960s?
Growing up is difficult enough. But when you ‘re a recent immigrant arriving in a country that is going through its own coming-of-age process, fueled by rock ˜n ‘ roll, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, free love, the pill, LSD, and the Cold War, it ‘s downright confusing, and for some ”lethal.
With the various upheavals shaking America to its core, Joey, whose family emigrated to the Bronx from Italy ‘s Apennine Mountains, struggles to retain his innocent, optimistic outlook on life as he and the other young teenagers on Arthur Avenue ”virtually all of whom also come from immigrant, working-class families ”try to find their place in this new order.
‹From the euphoria of first love to the despair of dashed dreams and betrayal, Joey emerges from the summer sadder but wiser in this romantic, mysterious, and nostalgic tale. Behind it all lurks the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, an enigma that Joey feels he must solve or else remain forever just outside the inner circle of life and love.
Author Bio: A. A. Freda is an award winning author who writes about life experiences he’s had or people he’s met along the way.
His first novel, Goodbye Rudy Kazoody. A coming of age work about a group of teenagers growing up in a New York City neighborhood during the early 1960’s was acclaimed by the critics.
His second piece A Police Action is another coming of age story about two confused young adults caught up during the free love and Vietnam era of the late 1960’s.
‹Freda grew up in New York City and now resides in Easton, CT, a suburb of New York City that offers him a tranquil environment that allows him to keep his finger on the pulse of the city he loves so much. A graduate of Bernard Baruch College at the City University in New York, he has served as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Freda also served in Vietnam the subject matter of A Police Action. In addition to writing, in his spare time, Freda enjoys fishing, hiking, climbing and shooting pool.
Publisher Name: Friesenpress