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The Not Wholes

by Giovanna Pezzulo  US United States

June 22, 2013   |    564 reads    |   0 comments

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That's how much I paid to become, one day, a famous music star. I'm Leonardo Ponti, I study and live in a conservatory in Italy, and I'm a castrated teen.
In two years I will finish school, but who knows if I will really sing in a majestic opera house, or prostitute in the dirty streets of the harbor?
 
1 BEST FRIEND
 
Gianni and I spent most of the time together, sing difficult songs, and fight back bullies like Cesare who thinks that "the not wholes"—castrated students—are just trash.
Then why my friend stops to talk with me?
 
0 GIRLFRIENDS
 
Women don't like castrated men, they can't get married, don't have sex, their body is too weak, and so on, but Martina, a gorgeous actress, is happy with me.
The rector of the school, not so much. He forbids me to see her.
 
INFINITE FANS
 
If the king picks me for his new opera, everybody will know my name.
But my voice … What's happening to my acute voice?
 
“The not whole” is a young adult historical fiction story about teen and music, school, friendship.
 

About The Author

Giovanna Pezzulo is addicted to good stories that don't leave you alone when a book or a movie is over.
She lives in San Diego with her husband and two small kids, but a piece of her heart is still in Italy where she lived for almost 30 years. She loves traveling and cooking.

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