Katarina West (@WestKatarina) Returns With 'Absolute Truth, For Beginners'

From the author of Witchcraft Couture comes this amazing novel titled - Absolute Truth, For Beginners. According to Katarina, the yet to be released novel will be 320 pages long and will be based on both contemporary fiction and women’s fiction. 

Absolute Truth, For Beginners, is a coming-of-age story – and a love story – of a different kind which tells the story of twenty-something Elisa who falls madly and desperately in love with a famous female mathematician thirty-two years her senior. The novel is a chronicle of their roller-coaster-like affair, and follows Elisa thoughts and sentiments as she comes to terms with many big and small truths about life.

Absolute Truth, For Beginners which is due for publishing in December will be Katarina's second novel following the success of her debut novel "Witchcraft Couture" which was released last year.

About The Book


Absolute Truth, For Beginners

  Elisa Mancini is a Nobody. Painfully insecure, more at ease with books than with people, at twenty-three she’s a university dropout living at her aunt’s, drifting from one day to another, and waiting for something big to happen. Judith Shapiro is a Somebody. Arrogant and eccentric, she’s a superstar of mathematics, the subject of scientific articles, and the undisputed ruler of the world around her.

In a trillionth of a trillionth of a second, Elisa falls madly in love with Judith Shapiro. For sixty-eight days she is the mistress of an internationally acclaimed mathematician.
But loving Judith Shapiro is like running a marathon in a war zone. As days pass, Elisa’s wild infatuation takes on a suicidal bent, and the world around her starts to go to pieces. Just as everything is about to blow up, the moment of truth comes.

Absolute Truth, for Beginners is a story about truthtruth, time and love. Or about identity, positive nursing, degrees of happiness, Baroque art, scientific theories, homosexual lovemaking, arrogant television producers, and becoming who you really are.

About the Author

Katarina West is the author of Witchcraft Couture, her debut novel. She was born in Helsinki, Finland, into a bilingual family that in addition to humans consisted of dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, canaries, rabbits and – thanks to her biology teacher mother – stuffed owls and squirrels.

She spent time travelling in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and went on to study at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London and the European University Institute in Florence, where she completed a PhD in political science and published a book based on it, Agents of Altruism. 

During those student years she started work as a journalist, and continued writing for various Finnish magazines and newspapers for over ten years, writing on various topics from current events and humanitarian issues to celebrity interviews and short stories. She also briefly worked as a university lecturer on humanitarian issues in Northern Italy.

Katarina lives in an old farmhouse in Chianti with her husband and son and when not writing, she is fully immersed in Tuscan country life, from jam-making and olive-picking to tractor maintenance.

You can visit her website at http://www.katarinawest.com, read her blog at http://www.katarinawest.com/things_I_know_about_life and follow her on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter @WestKatarina

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