The uncle from Rome

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Viking, Jan 9, 1992 - Fiction - 288 pages
3 Reviews
Michael Ruane, an American opera singer who finds fame eluding him in America, begins his life anew in Naples, where he finds life in the streets more vibrant and melodramatic than a staged opera

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User Review  - Elsimom - Goodreads

Excellent book. Filled with drama, recurring themes, an artistic page turner! Lots to discuss interesting symbolism. Out of print so plan ahead to get everyone access to a copy. Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Caldwell's tale is equal parts funny and heart-rending, sometimes in the same moment. I think he has understood that the modern skeptic cannot feel too much, so he gives the reader constant breaks, allowing the humor to leaven the real subject, which is grief. Read full review


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