Rights offering detail :
TONI CADE BAMBARA'S ONE SICILIAN NIGHT, a memoir
Feb. 2, 2022
Author:
ANTHONY VALERIO
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
An unlikely romance begins against the backdrop of Sicily and a legation of American writers that include Kurt Vonnegut, Harold Brodkey, Jerome Charyn, Anthony Valerio and the indomitable Toni Cade Bambara.

The Conception of a Great Love
-"The process by which a great love begins is as hidden as the birth of the universe or the conception of a human being. Here Anthony Valerio, who has lived it, allows us to see it without violating its mystery. This is his story of the improbable but profound recognition that ignited between him -- an "Olive" man, Italian-American writer -- and the acclaimed, doomed Black novelist and activist Toni Cade Bambara. It is so delicate, touching, suspenseful -- I hardly breathed the whole time." "amba12" (New York, NY USA)

"Anthony Valerio is in top form in this moving, funny non-fiction novella about the improbable relationship between two middle-aged writers, one Italian American, one African American, both memorable characters whose romance is one for the ages. Valerio has a gift for insight into human emotion. He taps into his characters marrow, their history, aspirations, frustrations, and hopes, as if they were (and here they sometimes are) his own." --G. Guida, CUNY

"The substance of this memoir is what makes us human when we come home from struggling in the world. Valerio gives us home as the heart within the heart, the place that is both vulnerable and free. Moreover, it is the place that is true."
--A. Weaver
Rights available:
All rights available
Other Information:
Agent:
massimiliano@zantedeschiagency.com
Contact:
Anthony Valerio
self
avalerio@wesleyan.edu
phone: 8603012130
6 BELLEVUE PLACE, Middletown, CT., Middletown, CT 06457
Offering #:
19128
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