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by Peter Fortunato


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The painter Guido Diamante is plunged into the mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of his rascal mentor at the Hudson River College. Exciting, heady times ensue as he reviews his own guilty past and traces his life through a labyrinth of adventures from the sexy, psychedelic 1960s to the financial crisis of 2008. Steeped in references to Renaissance art, alchemy, and the Tarot, Carnevale is a family saga, a satire of the art market and of faculty life, and the story of Guido’s love for his wayward cousin Tina, a psychic like him.

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ISBN-13: 9781947917088
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 10/14/2019
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.37(d)

About the Author

About the Author
Peter Fortunato grew up in Wappingers Falls and Poughkeepsie, New York at a family run restaurant and resort much like the Villa Giustovera. His father was a stage magician and singer and his mother an extraordinary seamstress and cook. His grandparents and their friends were his earliest connection not only to Italy but also to the history of the Hudson Valley. Peter is a poet, painter, performer, ceremony maker, and hypnotherapist, and recently retired from teaching at Cornell and Ithaca College. He has been a Buddhist for many years, as well as a shaman, Reiki master practitioner, and Tarot mage.

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