Federica Tuzi, We’ll never part

Non ci lasceremo mai di Federica Tuzi« Tomboy », « roll over butch » or « switch » ? From Italy to United States, young Alessandra’s quest for herself through labels and cultures.

Author : Playfully juggling with sexual codes, Federica Tuzi’s joyful irony spares no one, let alone herself. Film director, scriptwriter, sculptor and carpenter, she studied oriental religions and alternative therapy, and published a short story in an anthology of italian lesbian writers. We’ll never part is her first novel.

Plot : Tired of hearing all the time the question « Are you a boy or a girl? » since childhood, young Alessandra begins a trip through Italy and United States, searching for a place to fit. With Japhy, Dharma Bum’s hero, as only role model, she goes on the road through the country, and meets women and men who will show her the way. Honest and ironic, often hilarious, We’ll never part is a story about achievement even when everything seems to go wrong, about opening your mind, about confidence in oneself and in life.

Press Reviews

« A surprisingly successful first novel… funny and moving, like one of these american comedies in which we seek refuge when life seems too scary » Elena Stancanelli, La Repubblica

«Federica Tuzi’s writing (filmaker, scriptwriter, sculptor) pushes us to be whatever we want to be, without feeling guilty » Carlotta Vissani, RollingStone