The two protagonists are Charlie and Nick Delamore. Charlie, the father, is a hard-luck dreamer who promotes a historic polo club in Westchester County. But he risks losing his family when his success collapses around him. Nick, the second of three sons, is a shy French-Irish kid who moves to the gritty Little Italy neighborhood in Barrington. Befriended by a tough-love boxing coach, Nick faces his fears and becomes an aspiring Golden Gloves pugilist. He will later rebel and be seduced by the thrill of street fighting. After his "fall from grace," Nick will find it harder to reconcile with his dominating father, Charlie, than to break from his gang.
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"The author's intensely what-happens-next narrative style carries you along
so compellingly DELAMORE'S DREAMS stands alone."
Westchester County (N.Y.) Times, November 2005
Mark Masse takes us into the complex, conflicted but ultimately triumphant world of the Delamores, a family
buffeted by domestic crises and changed by the changing times. In this heartfelt debut novel, rich in both sense of place
and time, a boy learns to be a man, and a man learns to be a father.
author of CLEVER GIRL, THE HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB and STUBBORN TWIG