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Love and Exile

By Anthony Maulucci

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LOVE AND EXILE by Anthony S. Maulucci tells the story of a young American writer who finds freedom and good fortune in Montreal during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War. Living in Boston in 1967, Wexler Giovanni is finding his way as a writer and a man with the help of his friends and lovers. He is a Harvard drop-out who smokes weed, discusses philosophy, makes love to his beautiful girlfriend, and dreams of literary success. When he is drafted, his life is upended, and he decides to flee to Montreal rather than fight in what he believes to be an immoral, unnecessary and politically-motivated war to protect American business interests. In Montreal a few years later, he is earning a living as a newspaper writer while working at being a serious novelist in his spare time. Separated from his British wife, he is struggling to maintain a meaningful relationship with her. At the same time he is trying to help his closest friend and publisher whose life has started to unravel. Through all of his personal turmoil and the social unrest of the times, Wexler remains true to his own values and aspirations. Ultimately, he must choose between freedom and security, both of which come at a price, and by the end of the story he is well on his way to living an independent life on his own terms.