The novella intertwines two stories:A Sicilian's emmigration to the US in 1914 and his grandson's search for his roots in Sicily in 2008.
BrickHouse Books published the book recently and made it available through Amazon and Itasca Books under the name Louis Macaluso
Franco held the handle in both fists as if he were choking a snake. The flat, dull of the blade pressed against his breastbone, and the pointed sharp side pointed straigh up; it split Roland's dark skin, thick ribs, and heart.
Roland screamed at his death.
Franco screamed at his new life in America.