A mouth-watering tale of love and passion **** Woman's Own Marc Fitten is a writer to watch Gary Shteyngart A charming celebration of culture and cuisine Attitude Set in post-Communist Hungary, this surprisingly light and humorous confection challenges the initial darkness plaguing the restaurant chef Elza, some years after her divorce and tired now of her job and her life. Atlanta-based Fitten somehow brings about an odd combination of European prose style and American small-town manners for this quirky tale Glasgow Sunday Herald In Valeria's Last Stand, Marc Fitten has cooked up a confection as rich as a Joanne Harris bonbon ... The result is as sweet as a sunset-streaked glass of Tokaji. Lie back on the sun-lounger and giggle and coo at its well-crafted charm Spectator, on Valeria's Last Stand A delightful novel, firmly rooted in character ... Fitten brings [Valeria] to thrilling life, animating his Hungarian villagers with warmth and humour Sunday Telegraph, Newcomer of the Year A love story that, while intrinsically comic ... also manages to be moving. The book is written like a fairy tale Observer With much warmth and some comedy thrown in, this is a charming look at the peculiarities of life Woman's Way An exciting, captivating tale of a team of friends working together, to overcome the odds Lifestyle
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About the Author
Marc Fitten was born in Brooklyn and lived in Hungary from 1993-1998. He is the former editor of the Chattahoochee Review and of the Red Hen Press Literary Translation series. Marc Fitten's first novel, Valeria's Last Stand, was published in six countries. He lives in Atlanta.