In Via Roma, Mary Melfi's protagonist Sophie Wolfe experiences passionate, singular love, horrific loss, a journey to the Otherworld to meet one last time her departed lover, and finally happiness with the man who has stood by her. Intensely erotic, outspoken, earthy, without being clinically pornographic or gushy, the novel is a metaphysical exploration of love, suspense, suffering and redemption.
About the Author
A resident of Montreal, Mary Melfi has published over a dozen books of poetry and prose. Her first novel, Infertility Rites, was published by Guernica Editions in 1991. In 2009, her memoir, Italy Revisited: Conversations with My Mother, was published. She received the Giornata Internazionale Della Donna Award in 2010.