Portrait in Broken Glass
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Genre: Drama
Publisher: Empire Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Length: Epic Novel
ASIN: 069257543X
ISBN: 9780692575437
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The time period is 1938 in a Southern port city. Joseph Curcio, an ex-alcoholic, and former teacher is now homeless and unmotivated. He meets Amanda who was once his pupil. She is a street artist who sells mosaics made of broken glass, and she allows him to share the abandoned fisherman's cabin where she lives. Joseph begins to find strength in their platonic friendship and resolves to resurrect his career by writing an autobiographical journal through which he hopes to confront and understand his failures, his youthful idealism, and past relationships with his immigrant father and the woman he loved. Life imitates art just as his resembles the broken pieces of glass in Amanda’s mosaics, Joseph attempts to put the pieces of his life back together to make him whole again. As his understanding and his affection for Amanda grow the character flaws that caused his original undoing also re-emerge. A man on the verge of redemption reaches the crossroads where violence and death intervene.

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The time period is 1938 in a Southern port city. Joseph Curcio, an ex-alcoholic, and former teacher is now homeless and unmotivated. He meets Amanda who was once his pupil. She is a street artist who sells mosaics made of broken glass, and she allows him to share the abandoned fisherman’s cabin where she lives. Joseph begins to find strength in their platonic friendship and resolves to resurrect his career by writing an autobiographical journal through which he hopes to confront and understand his failures, his youthful idealism, and past relationships with his immigrant father and the woman he loved. Life imitates art just as he resembles the broken pieces of glass in Amanda’s mosaics, Joseph attempts to put the pieces of his life back together to make him whole again. As his understanding and his affection for Amanda grow the character flaws that caused his original undoing also re-emerge. A man on the verge of redemption reaches the crossroads where violence and death intervene.

About the Author
Richard Siciliano

Richard Siciliano was born and grew up in Connecticut. He graduated from Washington and Lee University. He was a VISTA in Broward County, Florida. Subsequently, he was a community organizer and an advocate for non-violence. For many years he was employed by the San Francisco Human Services agency. He now lives in a small town in Northern California.

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