Enoch's Folly

      Giovanni Torre
Enoch's Folly

“You know what the old timers say about Comely? They say the Devil is afraid of him.”Aldous Comely; entrepreneur, philanthropist, bon vivant, crime lord. He has his finger on every conceivable pulse, but his grip is starting to slip.Chance encounters and unexpected friendships force him to remember what it's like to be a human being - at the worst possible time: An old enemy is back in town.“You know what the old timers say about Comely? They say the Devil is afraid of him.”Aldous Comely; entrepreneur, philanthropist, bon vivant, crime lord. He has his finger on every conceivable pulse, but his grip is starting to slip.Chance encounters and unexpected friendships force him to remember what it's like to be a human being - at the worst possible time: An old enemy is back in town.As Comely prepares for the oncoming storm, he asks himself if a man with no past can hope for a future.Enoch's Folly is a unique period piece. Set in New York City in 1939, it weaves the stories of real figures and fictional characters in a complex narrative exploring identity, loyalty, big ideas, loss, greed, and the ever-mystifying human condition.---Review from Nate Briggs, The Kindle Book Review:Nate Briggs rated it 3 of 5 starsThe book's synopsis suggests a hard-hitting, period crime novel.In fact, this is a wide-ranging narrative of romance, regret, hope, and a distant taste of crime in the New York City of 1939. There’s trouble in Europe, but Aldous Comely is thinking much more about his life outside the law: wondering if there is a graceful exit toward a day-to-day routine that’s more sustainable.In the mean time, people meet—people strive—and life goes on.If this were a movie, the narrative would be described as “character-driven”: since the focus is more on interaction than on events, and emotions more than explosions.
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