The Day the Radio Did Most of the Talking and Two Other Stories

The Day the Radio Did Most of the Talking and Two Other Stories

by Marc Paoletti

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THE DAY THE RADIO DID MOST OF THE TALKING AND TWO OTHER STORIES is a 7,400-word, literary mini-anthology by Marc Paoletti, award-winning author of SCORCH. Every story has been published previously.

From the review: “‘Polenta’ is set at the end of the nineteenth century, and deals with an Italian immigrant family, specifically with the relationship between the mother who has caught some kind of fever on the voyage to America. There is a vivid depiction of immigrant life … and the child caught between the old values of Naples and the new values of America. A thoughtful, warm study of how communication does not have to be only with the spoken word.” This story was published in BOOK OF VOICES to support Sierra Leone PEN.

From the Chicago Red Eye review: “Marc Paoletti’s story-within-a-story--about a jaded man at a hipster bar whose past and future collide when he answers a phone call--breaks your heart, but ultimately, warms your soul. And it’s that human connection, balanced with cutting-edge surprises, that makes it a success.”
This story was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE.

All Paul wanted to do was listen to the last episode of Captain Midnight on his parents’ Silvertone Radio. But ever since Paul’s younger brother got sick, Mom and Dad put what Paul wanted on the back burner. Taking matters into his own hands, Paul searches the radio dial himself, and hears a program that will change his life forever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012466853
Publisher: Marc Paoletti
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 25 KB

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