Droppings of an Optimistic Fatalist

Droppings of an Optimistic Fatalist

by Paul P Rega


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The Man-with-the-Ass-Hand. A mysterious phone call from a Capote-like Milquetoast about a toe trapped in a bath tub. An encounter between future President John Adams and the discoverer of Uranus - or so he thought. Rampaging Cossacks wreaking havoc in Toledo, Ohio. An intimate eye-witness report of O. Henry's honeymoon night. The Mafia and the magic mozzarella mystique. Death and dying in the hospital: An homage to Alfred Hitchcock. These are but samples of the twisted, odd-ball, tongue-in-cheek, black comedy that comprise the musings ('droppings") contained in this book. It's a brief glimpse into the parallel-universe mind of the author, a product of his youthful innocence from an Italian-Catholic, Bronx upbringing coupled with a subsequent career as a doctor contending with the madness and mayhem of emergency medicine.

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ISBN-13: 9780595385072
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/22/2006
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Rega¿s Arthur Avenue is a short story written through the eyes of a young growing up in the Bronx. Accompanied by his grandmother, he experiences the sites, smells, and activities of Arthur Avenue. Of course, the Mafioso is a major influence. One must carefully read the Ensemble and Glossary prior to reading the story in order to understand the terminology and the vast array of characters. It is so well written and descriptive that the reader can actually visualize the places and smells of Arthur Avenue just as the young boy did. The reader will want to run to his/her favorite Italian deli and buy the Muzzarella¿hoping it is as tasty as it is described in the story. Who know? Perhaps it could save your life one day too!