Dino's Story – A Novel of Postwar Tuscany
In the first volume of A Tuscan Series, The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany, terrific villagers confront seemingly insurmountable dangers while trapped in a farmhouse during the Nazi occupation of 1944. In the second, Sparrow's Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany, set in 1955, a guilt-ridden partisan relentlessly pursues the collaborator of one of the worst massacres in Italy during World War II.
Now, in Dino's Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany, a boy just born in the first novel comes to Florence to study art. In this tumultuous decade of change, he is himself transformed as a devastating flood ruins not only works of art but also takes the lives of the poor and helpless.
About Paul Salsini (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author)
Paul Salsini is a veteran Milwaukee journalist who now teaches in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. His father and material grandparents were born in the same village in Tuscany and he still has relatives there. He is the author of six works of fiction, collectively titled A Tuscan Series, set in Tuscany: The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany (The book received First Place in Fiction from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and First Place from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association); Sparrow’s Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany; Dino’s Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany; The Temptation of Father Lorenzo: Ten Stories of 1970s Tuscany (The book won First Place from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and honorable mention from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.); A Piazza for Sant’Antonio: Five Novellas of 1980s Tuscany and The Fearless Flag Thrower of Lucca: Nine Stories of 1990s Tuscany. In 2011, he received the Sons of Italy’s Leonardo da Vinci Award for Excellence in Literature.