““Tony, a young American video game creator, suffers from burnout and goes searching for his family roots in Sicily. Walking in an abandoned building, he falls in a Time Trap where he meets the ghosts of his forebears - all historical characters who helped shape Sicily's History, including the Duchess of Floridia, a famous 18th century beauty who married the King of Naples.”
Claude Nougat’s “Fear of the Past” skillfully captures readers in the present day. This family saga spans 900 years, which might sound daunting. However, Nougat interweaves the past with Tony’s presence, effortlessly keeping the reader’s attention. Her writing is adroit and has an almost palpable charisma.
“Fear of the Past” is simultaneously smart and nostalgic. With time travel and the search for family history, there’s never a dull moment in this book. It makes you question what actual progress we’ve made as human beings in the past 900 years, and if we have the power to shape our own futures. If you’re looking for something that will stretch your imagination and make you ponder the mystery of the human condition, this book is definitely for you! ”