Join us on Saturday, June 11 for the launch of Albert and Ettore by New Edinburgh’s own Mark Curfoot-Mollington. He will be in our store from 11:00am to 1:00pm to sign and read from his brand new novel.
From the jacket:
“Albert Stafford is a University of Bologna lecturer who has written a journal at his home in the Valtiberina, a region of Italy shared by Tuscans and Umbrians. The theft of his mobile telephone, an unfortunate accident and a chance encounter with the circus performer Ettore sends his life of respectability and predictability into free fall. Life becomes ‘all too Fellini: dwarfs, hysterical spinsters, buxom red-headed women, theft and intrigue, cemetery flower-peddlers, fat ladies, mutes.’
Meanwhile, unusual happenings that have occurred in the nearby towns of Arezzo, Sansepolcro, Città di Castello, and Caprese Michaelangelo come together in Albert’s garden and the “deceits and abandonments” of Albert’s life start to unfold.
Albert and Ettore is a family chronicle of ‘deceit and abandonment,’ a story that unravels the nefarious deeds of a dark and sinister world, leading toward a harrowing conclusion.”
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.