The First Violin

by Edward F. Cassidy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/6/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781434388407

About the Book

“The First Violin” is an intriguing and highly-emotional play, in five Acts. It offers unique insight into the everyday lives of normal, hard-working Italian immigrants, living in New York City during the late 1950’s. Fourteen-year-old Salvatore de Salvo, the eldest son of the family, is blessed with a precious and rare gift – he is a musical prodigy – who has a love of the violin. His talent offers him, as well as his whole family, a glimpse at a life that none of them ever imagined existed, let alone be part of. The dialogue is familiar and realistic, as could only come from an author who personally grew-up and lived immersed in, and surrounded by, that culture and ethnicity. “The First Violin” is guaranteed to make you laugh, and to make you cry. It is a memorable work offering incredible vignettes that can be enjoyed by all ages. It is a timeless and unforgettable play that will touch your heartstrings.

About the Author

Edward F. Cassidy was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1958. He is a scientist and businessman, who has worked in industry - in the United States and Europe - for the past 25 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science, and has a varied technical, marketing and sales background. He has extensively traveled around the globe - for both business and pleasure - his whole life. In addition to writing “My Year - Poems from the Road”, an AuthorHouse-published comprehensive compilation of ‘travel poems’, he has written an autobiography, a novel and numerous short stories. He is married and lives with his wife, Judith, along with their two dogs, in Michigan - in a suburb of Detroit. He has a daughter and grandson, who both live in Belgium.