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THE UNCLE FROM ROME

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An emotionally numb American tenor, good enough only for opera's secondary roles, finds the grief he seeks over his male lover's death by entangling himself in the lives of overwrought Neapolitans. Like Caldwell's last two novels (Under the Dog Star, 1987, The Deer at the River, 1984), this book doesn't jell. Worse yet, the characters do not behave like recognizable human beings. Even the motives ... Read full review

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