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Have you ever left everything behind to follow a dream...which is not yours?

The novel Followives is all about this: five intertwined stories of wives following their husbands who moved from Italy to California to pursue unique career opportunities. 

Viola, Bianca, Luna, Giada, and Aurora have just started to discover their career paths in vibrant Milan. These five women don’t have a lot in common until the men in their lives decide to chase their dream jobs in the United States. 

Weighing their sentiments more than their aspirations — because there are million perfect jobs, but only one perfect husband — the women leave their lives behind to undertake the Californian adventure. 

Unemployed and lonely in a new country, the followives confront endless challenges. Impostor Syndrome, hectic jobs or no jobs at all, sky-high rents and home sickness are just a few of the troubles through which these women’s stories intersect.

The heroines will question everything, including the authenticity of their love, which they have traded for their lives in Italy. 

Followives explores different aspects of the immigration flow of mostly male engineers from Italy to California in the 2010s.

The often-unspoken voices of their wives provide a unique point of view that demystifies the contemporary California Gold Rush.

©2020 Irene Perali (P)2020 Irene Perali

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