A Piazza for Sant'Antonio

Five Novellas of 1980s Tuscany

by Paul Salsini



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781491731895
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781491731888

About the Book

A New Decade, and New Stories

IN PAUL SALSINI’S FIRST NOVEL of this series, The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany (first place winner, Council for Wisconsin Writers and Midwest Independent Publishers Association), terrified villagers were trapped in a farmhouse during World War II. In the second, Sparrow’s Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany, a partisan hunted down the collaborator of a horrific massacre. In the third, Dino’s Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany, a boy came of age during the devastating flood of Florence in 1966. Then the characters entered a new decade in The Temptation of Father Lorenzo: Ten Stories of 1970s Tuscany (first place winner, Midwest Independent Publishers Association).

NOW THESE BELOVED CHARACTERS, along with a few new friends and relatives, return in A Piazza for Sant’Antonio, Five Novellas of 1980s Tuscany.

IN THE FIRST STORY, Donna writes a cookbook that makes her famous and threatens her marriage. In another, little Pasquale, in trying to save a cat, teaches the people of his village understanding. When Sant’Antonio is ridiculed because it lacks a piazza, a mysterious man who lives in an abandoned monastery comes to the rescue. Meanwhile, when Dino seeks his roots, he discovers a heroic grandfather, a loving uncle and a doomed village that may be inhabited by ghosts. And in Florence, Father Lorenzo tries to cope with the hysteria brought about by a serial killer of young lovers.

About the Author

THE SON OF ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS, Paul Salsini received the 2011 Sons of Italy Leonardo da Vinci Award for Excellence in Literature. He is a veteran journalist who teaches writing courses at Marquette University. He and his wife, Barbara, have three children and four grandchildren, and live in Milwaukee with their cat, Bella.