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If you're looking for interesting short stories or mystery short stories then Swallows And Ice Cream a Literary Fiction short story book will cover, mystery, romance, suspense, torment and desire.

Steve, a nineteen-year-old English boy, lives and works in one of the small Tuscan villages that surround Florence. He is a lost soul, haunted by the memory of his beloved Katheri
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Kindle Edition, 81 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by NewNet Media
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Linda Sims
Nov 19, 2013 Linda Sims rated it really liked it
A LOST SOUL

Steve is nineteen, living in a shabby room in Fausto Pacelli's house. Steve is always behind with the rent, but Fausto is ever patient with this quiet and sad English boy. Steve works for Tino Fabiano selling ice cream. Steve who attracts plenty of female attention is good for Tino's business. Steve has made a few friends, Luca who works in his uncles cafe, and then there's the beautiful Maria.

But Steve is far from happy, he's a lost soul, riddled with guilt over his beloved Katherine
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Diana Hockley
Nov 15, 2013 Diana Hockley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Swallows and Icecream is a tragic, ethereal story about a young man who blames himself for a woman's death - even though it he could hardly have changed anything. Needless to say, he was more than a little in love with her. The story follows Steve, as he struggles to come to terms with his nightmares. Unfortunately for Steve, he is drowning in self-pity and resorting to the bottle.

Unable to keep his wages in his pocket for more than a night, he is constantly in debt to those around him - his lan
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Angel **Book Junkie**
Jul 30, 2013 Angel **Book Junkie** rated it did not like it
I do not even know what to say about this short book. I was annoyed the entire book and had to struggle to finish the book and I cannot for the life of me figure out what I just tried to read. It was short but, I think the ending made the entire book horrible. Steve has nightmares, a ton of self-pity and would rather down a bottle of alcohol then to pay his rent. Steve uses everyone that he knows and many only like him because he is "beautiful". I think the reason I did not like this book is ...more
Diane S ☔
Jul 05, 2013 Diane S ☔ rated it liked it
While I was reading this somewhat innocuous story about a young man working in Italy and in a ice cream store, I just knew there was going to be something terrible in his history. So there was, but not nearly as bad as I though it would be, but sad nonetheless. Well written novella.
Lili
Jun 17, 2013 Lili rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories
A short story containing some delightful descriptive passages. It is a poignant story set in Italy about a troubled young man struggling to come to terms with loss. I enjoyed reading this but found it very sad.
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