Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves



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Tonight will be the most difficult night in 25-year-old Anton Duchamp’s life.

When his best friend James Squire is mysteriously rushed to hospital, Anton begins a night-long journey that takes him from shady, marijuana-smoke-filled apartments to ex-girlfriends’ bedrooms, and eventually back to his childhood home.

As the night unfolds, so do new revelations about Anton’s recreational drug use and his past failures. And as Friday night drags into Saturday morning, he learns of James’s deteriorating health. In a universe that has seemingly left him without a specific function, it takes a single night for Anton to realize that no one will ever hand him a meaning or a purpose.

Fingerless Gloves by Nick Orsini, which won the Fiction Fast-Track prize for new writing, is a story about best friends and the mistakes we never knew we were making. It is a story about remembering – by any means necessary.



Solo dolo is defined on Urban Dictionary as “to do things by yourself (solo) and on the down low (dolo). Tonight, I’m pretty sure I have the first half of the definition down, but I’m not sure what I’m doing is on the “down low.” In fact, I’m out in public…and as far from low as anyone has ever been. I think people give being alone this bad rap, like it’s something to pushers and freaks…and any normal person should have at least one friend, one accomplice, one tagalong. Fact is, on some nights, during your most formative times, you often find yourself alone, whether it’s intentional or not. There you are, solo…trying to hide something. Trying to justify some nasty, developing habit that the world has written off as lawless and wrong.



Written in a style that keeps the reader wondering what happens next. The story starts with James dying and ends with James dying, but what comes in between is a madcap adventure of two young men who have what a lot of people want…genuine friendship. I enjoyed reading this book!!Celtic Lady’s Reviews



Nick Orsini’s talent lies not only within his beautiful and honest poetry, but also in his exciting book “Fingerless Gloves.” I was thrilled to finally be able to read this product of hard work and love. An excellent book and tale of adventure. Thanks Nick!” 5★

This is the product of a ton of hard work. Extremely proud of all this as it serves as proof that good writing can come from anywhere. Best of luck to Nick and this book. Makes me have faith in writing and publishing again!” 5★

Nick Orsini certainly has a talent for storytelling; that much is undeniable. His use of words to tell his narrator’s thoughts was crisp and fluid. The stories he tells speak to the high schooler, the friend, the son in all of us; they are familiar yet original.” 4★

I read this book over the course of two days. I simply could not get enough. Throughout the entirety of this exciting novel, the main character, Anton, heads onto memorable adventure after memorable adventure. You simply cannot believe what happens to Anton in one simple night!

Fingerless Gloves speaks to the 20-something in all of us. Replaying events from our past, living in the present, justifying bad choices, and simply second guessing our every move. If you are interested in reading a unique and exciting novel, check this out!! I was pleasantly surprised.

Two thumbs up, Nick Orsini, I loved your first novel, and was equally impressed by your second. Now write the next one please! :)” 5★

This book is a delicate and hazy piece of stream-of-consciousness, familiar enough to make you feel nostalgic but fluid enough to keep you intrigued. Reads like the fictionalized autobiography of that kid you lost contact with after high school, in a good way. I look forward to seeing what’s next from Nick Orsini.” 4★



Below, Nick Orsini reads an extract from Fingerless Gloves:







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