My Villa in Calabria: A Novel (Vincent Romeo)


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Publication Date: 5/3/2019
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm
Page Count: 208


IN THIS HEART-WARMING AND TANTALIZING STORY, the middle-aged narrator sets off on what he thinks will be a very simple journey of returning his father’s remains for burial to his hometown in the south of Italy. And while doing that, he hopes to enjoy all the wonderful art and architecture of Italy, on this his very first trip. But as is often true in these stories, the leading character is actually on a different journey than he thinks. Once in his father’s hometown he begins to unravel the mystery of his father, a stern and withholding man with whom he had a very uneasy and difficult relationship and the mysteries and the secrets he uncovers are not only surprising but also shocking. And they leads him to a more accepting and kinder knowledge of himself. And he discovers, with a sensitivity and also a wonderful sense of humor, that we do indeed “travel to achieve an inner change.”


“….an emotionally charged work of fiction…tells the story of Tony Romeo…
who returns his father’s ashes to his ancestral home in Calabria.”
-Kirkus Review

“In the most compelling storyline in the book, he strikes up an unlikely
friendship with an eccentric, English-speaking painter named Artemis, known
in town as a “pazza,” or crazy, for goatherding in traditional costume.”
-Kirkus Review

“An admirable…novel about the importance of family roots.”
-Kirkus Review

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