NATURAL VENUS by Steve Cirrone immediately pulls readers into the sordid and hilarious childhood of the author as he struggles with self-identity against the backdrop of Mother, and her very Italian family living in Bensonhurt, Brooklyn. With dynamic language and realistic, from-the-hip dialogue, Cirrone shows us that there is a machine of existence that at times pushes us and at other times pulls us through the muck of life, and, for good or for bad, Mother often turns the crank.

Natural Venus 2007, Starbooks

ISBN-13: 9781934187005

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