Almost Home: The New Paltz Novel

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A moral psychological exploration of the most effective ways for a young man to live his life. Also, too: action, baseball, adventure, fights, sex, and all sorts of fun craziness. "A bildungsroman, a satire, a conspiracy theory, a grotesque parody, thoroughgoingly entertaining, and a sports novel....a wonderful read." - Hopeless Books, Uninc. More

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About Frank Marcopolos

Frank’s writing has been praised by readers as “engrossing,” “gritty and entertaining,” “colorful and authentic,” “fast-paced,” “intriguing,” “fun and complex,” “very hard to put down,” “smart, stylish, and fun,” and “seductive.” His work has appeared in the following fine places: The Urban Bizarre anthology (Prime Books, 2004), In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (MW Enterprises, 2004), Underbeat Journal (Fingerprint Press, 2003),, The Whirligig (of course), Anti-Matters, Odelay!, Scowlzine, The Oracle, and Broken Pencil.

Frank also hosts a (more or less) weekly podcast about literary matters called “Saturday Show Podcast.” Episodes of the podcast can be found on his website,, iTunes, and Stitcher.


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Review by: scorpio69 on Sep. 14, 2014 :
Highly entertaining read! While some may be thrown a bit by the use of the "double I" technique, I found it to be a clever way to say that the two main characters are actually two sides of the same psyche. This introduces a depth and complexity to the story that keeps the reader hooked.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: jennifer woerter on Oct. 24, 2012 :
once you start reading this one, you cant put it down. The author, brilliantly, wrote this story from 2 characters points of view. If you have ever wanted to achieve beyond your wildest dreams, change your life or who you are, or find the love of your life this is the book for you! My compliments to Mr. Marcopolos!!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shirley Blane on Dec. 03, 2011 :
As an Englishwoman of middle years with absolutely no knowledge of baseball or of American college life, what was I doing reading this book, I asked myself? Well, it looked intriguing and I had downloaded it so what did I have to lose? Amazingly, I was hooked on the story from the beginning. The characters, the plot, the language, all had an authentic feel and I found myself unable to put this down until I had followed these characters to the end. The author skilfully switches between the two main characters, which keeps the pace and the suspense going. Well worth the read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Shirley Blane on Dec. 03, 2011 :
As an English woman of middle years with absolutely no knowledge of American college life or baseball, why was I reading this book, I asked myself? Because it looked intriguing and I had downloaded it. Amazingly, I was hooked from the beginning. The characters, the language, the descriptions, the emotions portrayed all seemed authentic to me and even if I didn't understand anything about the game, the pace of the plot carried me along. I wanted to know what happened, and I read to the end, pleased I had made the journey. The author has written a wow of a book, in my opinion.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: jds10 on Sep. 15, 2011 :
"Everything's a fight." Whoa! This book had me at hello. From the first page on, I was drawn into the world of Enzo Prinziatta as he fought his demons and tried to win the heart of an girl not able to be won. The way that the author told the story of Prinziatta, Budsky, the frat, the girl that drove them both crazy, and the struggle to improve oneself was emotionally riveting. Even the setting, the bucolic small-town college in New Paltz, had as much of a presence as any character.

Read this book if you ever tried to win over a girl, saw what was wrong in yourself and tried to make it right, love the game of baseball, or just want the to root for the good guy to win. Nothing is as it seems in Almost Home, but that's the thrill of this book! Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Marcopolos takes me down a different road. Loved it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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