The book is an absorbing
reminiscence of an Italian-American's life over past decades and his
re-encounter with his Italian heritage. Clear, picturesque writing describes
the adventures of growing up in a Little Italy of a New England
town during the 40s and life in the World War II home front. Mostly it's about
all sorts of people from Angela the singing troubadour of Beech
Street to Al the spiritual atheist
The reader is taken from a small New
England town to New York City,
from being a saxophone player in a swing big band to being a lawyer in Wall
Street. It's about living in the charades of Mexico
and the drug curse of Colombia.
In the end it's about returning
to the beginning and to the Wines of October.