Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

July 16, 2017

Tags: Mattanza, first edition, first printing, author signed, personalized inscription, eBay, Favignana, book, first, nonfiction, giant bluefin tuna, fishermen, tonnaroti, tradition, gone, extinct, history

For sale by me on eBay:
15 copies of my first book, Mattanza, in pristine condition, signed by me and with a personalized inscription. I have kept these books in temperature- and humidity-controlled storage since they were first printed. Hardcover first printing, first edition, illustrated, with end papers.
Click on the caption to see my auction on eBay.

Favignana

October 5, 2016

Tags: Favignana, Egadi, sicily, Bue Marino






I am back on Favignana. I rented a bike from Zu Isidoro's ( RIP Zu Isisdoro) and peddled to Bue Marino, my favorite spot. One of them. No words for the beauty.

Gioacchino Cataldo before he was rais

May 1, 2012

Tags: Gioacchino, Cataldo, Favignana, cemetery, rais, red carnations.

Gioacchino on his way to place flowers on the graves of Favignana's former raises.
I followed him on my bike and wrote about it in Mattanza. Honest to God, he was like a character straight out of the movie Quo Vadis.

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