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Coming of Age Fiction

Date Published: May 6, 2024

Publisher: MindStir Media



He came for a better life, but it didn’t turn out to be an easy one.

Sixteen-year-old Domenic Bassini sets out alone for America from his small
village in Italy in 1914. He falls in love during a brief onboard affair
with the beautiful Francesca, the wife of a man with Sicilian Mafia
connections. But he loses her and arrives in Boston instead with an orphan
stowaway named Ernesto Lentini in tow.

Domenic and Ernesto stay at the home of old family friends in Boston’s
Italian North End neighborhood, sharing a room with their son, Joe. Domenic
becomes like a big brother to Joe and Ernesto, who become inseparable

As the years and decades pass, youthful rivalries and fateful decisions
lead to unpredictable and sometimes unsavory outcomes. Between moments of
joy and great tragedy, the three friends’ lives take very divergent paths
amidst the turbulence of factions vying for power in the early 20th century
Boston where the lines between politics, crime and policing are

But after all that has kept them apart, can Domenic, Ernesto, Joe and even
Francesca, come together to settle the score with those who have spent a
lifetime fighting against them?

About the Author

LOUIS TRUBIANO spent over forty years in the advertising industry, most of
it as president of his own firm. Born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts,
he earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Rochester and a
master’s degree from Boston University’s College of
Communication. He and his wife live in Canton, Massachusetts and have three
daughters, six grandchildren, and one spoiled dog.


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RABT 06/07/2024 - 2:18 pm

Thanks for posting


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