The Virgin Knowsby Christine Palamidessi Moore
A romp of a book full of love intrigue, sibling rivalry, mistaken identities and clever tricks to get money from stolen religious art. The narrator, Alicia Barzini is a sensitive, Catholic, Italian nurse who uses her extraordinary telepathic power to spy on her twin brother, Carlo in America. Carlo's love life is unconventional, plus he's gotten involved in a dangerous international smuggling scheme. The story twists and turns inside the mind of the narrator, through the back alleys of Boston's North End and on to the Vatican coffers and streets of Rome. Ultimately what Alicia, the virgin knows, is that we need each other, our familles and most of all love in order to overcome trouble and cure our lonely hearts.
"...as with García Márquez, the fantastic is commonplace. A knowing look, a charming book."-RICHARD ELMAN
- GATE Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Christine Palamidessi Moore is author of novels THE THE VIRGIN KNOWS and THE FIDDLE CASE and co-editor of the anthology AMERICAN WOMEN, ITALIAN STYLE. She is past Professor of Writing at Boston University and Senior Editor of the academic journal Italian Americana. Winner of UrbanArt Award for her memoir "Grandmothers" which is engraved on a granite monolith at Jackson Square in Boston. Winner of Barbara Demming Award for Women Writers, i Migliori award, and a Dante Alighieri Fellowship to study in Rome.
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