Gianrico Carfiglio’s coming-of-age novel Three O’Clock in the Morning tells the compelling story of a complicated father-son relationship softening through adventure and discovery. Set against 1980s Marseille, eighteen-year-old Antonio — accompanied by his brilliant but largely absent father — travels in search of a doctor that he believes can help treat his epilepsy. Unfolding over 48-hours, the two men connect for the first time while exploring the beautiful city.

Three O’Clock in the Morning — a reference to the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote, ‘In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning.’ — charms readers with warmth and tenderness as it navigates the complexities of youth and adulthood.