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John De Lorenzi – Take The Front Seat

Lisa Tucker 30 April 2024 709 125 4

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Take the Front Seat by John De Lorenzi, unveils an extraordinary journey of connection, discovery, and transformation set against the backdrop of a rideshare program in 1990s Canada. This compelling novel follows Boris Bonch, a Russian immigrant with a troubled past, and Did Spencer, a young university student battling narcolepsy and a unique stutter, as they navigate the roads between Ottawa and Toronto. Through chance encounters and shared rides, a series of vivid characters enter their lives, each leaving a lasting impact. From the depths of personal struggle to the heights of newfound relationships, De Lorenzi crafts a narrative that explores the essence of human vulnerability and the strength found in companionship. As Boris and Did’s stories intertwine with those of their passengers, including the intuitive Greta Visser and the explorative Eli Bobov, Take the Front Seat takes readers on a memorable ride through the complexities of identity, the challenges of adaptation, and the courage required to take control of one’s life. John De Lorenzi masterfully captures the spirit of adventure and the quest for belonging in this poignant tale of friendship, love, and the search for home.

John De Lorenzi owns and operates a coffee business in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Allora Espresso Imports, which makes him an entrepreneur. He is also the drummer for a band called Man Feelings.




“I call shotgun.”

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