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

Marianopoli: Groom caught with bridesmaid, big fight at reception

July 5, 2016

Tags: wedding, groom, brdesmaid, canoodling, father-in-law, caught, problem, fight, waiters, Marianopoli

The newlyweds were very young, barely past 18 years of age. They had 200 guests at their reception. The waiters had cleared the antepasto plates and were about to serve the main course when the bride's father, noting the groom wasn't at his place, asked the waiters to hold dinner till the groom came back. But after a (more…)

Incident of Racism and Ignorance at Palermo

August 20, 2015

Tags: racism, fight, bus, palermo, sicily, sicilia, 101, cigarette, request, arrest, ghana, immigrants

Two immigrants from Ghana were riding the bus, the 101, which passes every ten minutes. Two local guys got on the bus, smoking cigarettes, which is not allowed. The immigrants asked the Palermo boys to put out their cigarettes, and the two started to beat up the immigrants, who defended themselves. The bus driver stopped (more…)

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