Humorous, sharp, and utterly engrossing…
In this enthralling quest through the turbulent world of online dating, Dambe takes readers on his cuisine-loving, flamenco guitar playing protagonist’s exhilarating journey as he begins a mission to re-invent his life after a nasty breakup. Struggling to nurse his broken heart after a not so agreeable divorce, Zach meets lovely Rags, a Swedish homeopathic medico, but the passionate romance soon turns into a violent, abusing relationship, followed by Rags moving back to Sweden. On advice of his friend’s advice, Zach signs up to a popular dating site. However, he is little prepared for the roller-coaster world of internet dating. Through Zach’s cumbersome dating journey, Dambe adds lightness and humor to the emotive narrative while weaving in his secondary characters’ backstories. He creates a relatable sense of displacement in Rags, drawing the reader into the experience that eventually made her go over the edge while in Australia. Elizabeth doesn’t get much space in the story but leaves an impression nonetheless. The wonder and humor with which Zach approaches life, and the many emotions and discoveries he experiences, makes him a thoroughly humane protagonist. Despite its lighthearted premise and relaxed treatment of the subject of internet dating, the novel stays sentimental, providing an original look at marriage, love, family, and human relationships. Evocative writing, a perfectly paced narrative, and a plethora of hilarious twists keep the reader turning pages fast. This is an intelligent, witty, page-turning novel. Lovers of general fiction and women’s fiction will be delighted.
So Long Soleá
Love At First Site In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps
By Andrew Dambe
Pub date October 6, 2020
Price $11.95 (USD) Paperback, $3.01 Kindle edition