Creating Cassandra

by Vincent Di Blasi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781532032295
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781532032318
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781532032301

About the Book

Creating Cassandra is two love stories about the same man and woman set eight hundred years apart. The story begins in the 1990s as the Boston based author is seeking and ultimately finds his model for the Cassandra of his twelfth-century novella about a man and woman who will share their names in that other age.

Both his muse and the character she inspires are ambitious women. Both marry powerful men who will die leaving them and their not necessarily legitimate fortunes vulnerable. And each will call upon her century’s version of a knight, mercenary or gangster to hold on to what otherwise would be lost.

The obsessions that drive the superstitious author and his determined Cassandra influence what will come to pass in the novella, just as what the author ascribes to his twelfth-century characters influences the actions of his Cassandra and the author himself. When the two worlds meet, there are ample warnings of danger but as you would expect in the case of a Cassandra, no warning or prophesy is heeded. Neither the author nor Cassandra would ever have anticipated the price that they had to pay for the worlds they had fought so hard to create in either century. What they created would forever change the course of their lives.

From Creating Cassandra

Giangreco slowly put his arm around Cassandra. He held her tightly as he said “Anyone who writes a biography that is supposed to tell all is a fool, a liar or a person who has not lived much of a life. You know that, Cassandra. Think of your own life. And I would not want you to be any different than how you are.”

About the Author

Vincent Di Blasi is a Brooklyn native who has lived and worked – mostly in educational publishing and program management – across North America including Boston, Mexico City and San Antonio, Texas, where he currently resides. A seasoned traveler and observer, his inclusive perspective of humanity is evident in To Whom It May Concern and Other Stories as well as the novel Creating Cassandra.