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Contributed by Anthony DiRenzo on 05/10/2014
Anthony Di Renzo, associate professor of writing, will read from Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily at Buffalo Street Books: Saturday, May 10 (3:00 PM).
This historical novel, praised on both sides of the Atlantic, chronicles the destruction of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies during the War of Italian Unification. The reading also commemorates the anniversary of Giuseppe Garibaldi's invasion of Sicily.
Since this event coincides with Mother's Day weekend, the performance will dramatize a proud matriarch's conflict with her headstrong granddaughter over the coming revolution. Their private civil war mirrors public events and questions the official version of Italian history.
The reading will be followed by a book signing. Readers may purchase Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily from Buffalo Street Books and the Ithaca College Book Store or order a copy online from Guernica Editions. Buffalo Street Books is located in Ithaca's Dewitt Mall, 215 North Cayuga Street.