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On the Run

New York City, early 1990s: a young, rich, and well-educated Central American man on the run from the police and Colombian drug dealers. He is accused of crimes he didn’t commit. Ready to do what it takes to survive, Pablo ironically embraces the very drug trade that threatened his life in the first place. Who is he? What is he really capable of? The question of identity is at the heart of On the Run. More than a contemporary story of survival, it’s a journey of self-discovery.

Pablo’s voice is funny, sometimes mean and merciless. He moves with nightmarish ease from recounting his adventures to recollecting his early life. Not always politically correct, On the Run gives you an insightful, twisted, humorous, and often disturbing view of conflicting worlds and beliefs: North and Latin America; black, brown, and white; rich and poor; rational and esoteric – and shows how they mix, match, and clash.

Reviews

NetGalley Praise

"Very interesting read. Pablo is an intriguing character. He is not as merciless as the description gives him. It is an unbelievable tale; but I enjoyed reading it."
Barbara C., Educator - United States

"Not my usual kind of book but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The characters are interesting and I liked the writing style. Will keep an eye out more books from this author."
Vicki J., Reviewer - United Kingdom

"The book is well researched, hilarious and thrilling... Highly recommended reading! I would highly recommend the book for thriller seekers and also those wanting a good laugh."
Lata S., Reviewer - India

"This book is so much fun! Pablo is an interesting study of what a person will do when they are pushed to the limit to find out what they are capable of.  His own horror at his initial actions is realistic and he then rather than bottoming out he seems to equalise and find his new moral compass... The story is well paced and will completely suck you in!"
Sue D., Reviewer – Australia

"Amorim’s writing style is unlike anything I have ever encountered previously."
Zoie C., Reviewer - United States

"Did love the read. Read it in a day. The writing keeps you wanting more..."
William K., Reviewer - United Kingdom

"Pablo was a real interesting character and I ABSOLUTELY loved his dark humor. This book was a little different than the books i usually read, but it didn't disappoint me a bit."
Poppy A., Reviewer - United States

"This novel is unusual, deviating from other books of similiar nature... I consider this book to show political satire, philosophical reasoning which is questionable at times. I did enjoy this book, and would recommend it. Keep an open mind when reading."
Linda Z., Reviewer - United States

"I really enjoyed On the Run by Izai Amorim. The story starts with a shooting and the main character, Pablo, being forced on the run to avoid the Feds and Colombians. We follow Pablo on a journey both physical, emotional, and through time to prove his innocence."
Alyce C., Reviewer – USA

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About Izai Amorim

“Make me think, make me laugh, make my day!”

That’s why Izai Amorim reads and writes books. He has great interest in the interplay of media, information, and politics in a globalized world and the quest for identity and borders in a worldwide cultural melting pot. Izai was born and raised in Brazil but spent most of his adult life abroad, briefly in the USA, mostly in Germany.

He was trained as an architect and worked many years in this profession. But his real passion is story telling. At some point in his life he decided to mix storytelling with architecture, changed profession, and became a branding consultant, something that he loves and has been doing to these days.

His first novel The Games (2013) is a humorous but dark, even mean, political thriller. This mother of all conspiracies shows how information is processed to create and spread the stories needed to establish power structures not accountable to anyone.

His second novel On The Run (2016) has the question of identity is at the heart. More than a contemporary story of survival, it’s a journey of self-discovery. On The Run gives you an insightful, twisted, humorous, and often disturbing view of conflicting worlds and beliefs: North and Latin America; black, brown, and white; rich and poor; rational and esoteric – and shows how they mix, match, and clash.

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