The uncle from Rome

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Viking, Jan 9, 1992 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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Michael Ruana is in Naples to direct and star in Curlew River and to sing the compirmario part in Tosca . His third role, which he agrees to take on as a favor to his leading lady, is to pretend to be ... Read full review


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