A Fine Place by Nicholas Montemarano
A Novel

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A Fine Place opens in the home of Vera and Sal Santangelo on the day their grandson, Tony, is released from prison for his part in the killing of a young black man in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. What follows is a provocative and deftly told story about a family's struggle with crisis, guilt, and moral stagnation.

About Nicholas Montemarano

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Nicholas Montemarano is the author of a story collection, If the Sky Falls (a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) and a debut novel, A Fine Place. He is Associate Professor of English at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.
Published February 9, 2002 by Context Books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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We learn that Tony once had a black girlfriend, we are treated to descriptions of backseat orgies and depraved bachelor parties, and we find casual references to the neighborhood wiseguys who are part of the local terrain.

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What is most affecting is the realization that Tony is the victim of social circumstances, as the sins and daily sufferings of this ill-fated family are revealed in a stark and unforgiving light.

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