David Antonelli was born in Chicago in 1963. He was educated at The University of Alberta, Oxford, Caltech, and MIT. In 2010 he published his first novel The Narcissist, followed by The False Man in 2011. His film credits include Inbetween (2008), which was nominated for awards at several international film festivals, Finding Rudolf Steiner (Documentary, Official Selection Calgary International Film Festival 2006, now available on DVD), Lucifer Gnosis (short), Forever (16 mm short), Dreaming (16 mm short, named in top three at the Montreal International Student Film Festival, 1989), La Toyson D’Or (16 mm short), and The Chalk Elephant (16 mm short). He currently lives in Cardiff and teaches at the University of Glamorgan.
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The Frozen Ocean
Written in rich evocative prose it is at once a tragic love story and timeless exploration of edgy misunderstood youth coming to terms with the contradictions of arid adult society, The Frozen Ocean is Rebel Without a Cause scripted by Dostoevsky and Mishima with a soundtrack by Joy Division!
Set during the Croatian War of Independence, The Mountain is the story of a journalist and his wife who try to escape the ravages of war while trying to rebuild trust after her yearlong affair. After abandoning her on suspicion of further infidelity, he encounters a massacre in a small village and then wonders if his distrust has endangered her life and so tries desperately to find and save her.
A surreal comedy of outrageous proportions, The Candidate is a novel about a naive and likeable con man who bluffs his way through academia on his way to an assault on the US Presidency. Like Woody Allen's Zelig with the logic of South Park, it lampoons our pathological thirst for success and fear of failure. With a huge cast of hilarious characters The Candidate is guaranteed to entertain.
A man travels to the mysterious world of post communist Budapest and falls in love with a beautiful young waitress. He rapidly becomes the center of two conflicting love triangles but his repeated visits only deepen his sense of confusion. Death in Venice for Gen. X, The Forest is a sumptuous novella that does for modern Budapest what Hemmingway and Fitzgerald did for Paris in the twenties.
Inbetween is the story of a bomb maker and aspiring painter who is trying to escape from his involvements with a terrorist organization. The novel explores his relationships with a young slacker couple in London and his terrorist former girl friend, as he tries to strike back at the terrorist leader while also fulfilling his obsession to meet a mysterious pop singer.
The False Man
A man is falsely tried for murder escapes from prison in Mexico and crosses the desert in search of a new identity. He reemerges in LA as a rock journalist and the fun begins when he falls for a woman who threatens to uncover his past. The False Man is a sexy and explosive comedy as much as it is an exploration of the modern culture of lies and a grand literary celebration of LA.
A man returns from Algeria in search of his lover only to have her vanish mysteriously just days later. Refusing to admit that she is dead, he believes that the secret of her disappearance lies in the works of the French surrealist poet Antonin Artaud. The Narcissist is a stylish Film Noir classic dreamed up by Rimbaud and written by Celine, a work of literary fiction that defies categorization.
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