Go Very Highly Trippingly to and Fro/The Stretch Run

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Veteran novelist DeCapite (The Coming of Fabrizze, etc.) writes dialogue-centered tough-guy prose, punctuated with occasional moments of compassion. In this two-for-one offering, he reveals the whole spectrum of urban Italian-American living. The author masterfully captures the details of a culture: gambling and gamboling; "eating, drinking, eating"; Sunday afternoon pinochle games; down-on-their-luck men named Cirio, Chooch, Nowinsky and Screwy Phil; an ex-frighter-now-restaurateur named Figaro: Patsy Vovo, who hosts a ...

Go Very Highly Trippingly to and Fro/The Stretch Run 2000, Sparkle Street Books

ISBN-13: 9780966659214

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