In this satirical take on the goings on in the halls of academia, Christian private-college style, Ricapito tells the story of Bert Russo, a naive professor who learns the hard way that making waves (especially political ones) can lead to dire consequences. In the end, having exposed the hypocrisy and two-faced actions of his colleagues and having lost both his wife and job, Bert is finally at peace with himself.
About the Author
Born in Italy in 1933, Joseph V. Ricapito immigrated with his family to Brooklyn, New York. Aside from academic work focusing on the Spanish picaresque novel (he has written three books on Cervantes?work), he is also a published poet. He has been knighted by the governments of the Republic of Italy and the government of Spain. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren, and lives with his wife of 54 years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.