The pressures of modern life in the suburbs at the end of the twentieth century are catching up with John Panuzio - debt, status, family, and the very town he grew up in are all creaking on the axis of change. Who exactly is John Panuzio - a.k.a. "Johnny-panni"? He is a stranded baby-boomer whose wife has just entered the workplace and suddenly has a lot to talk about and a lot less attention for him. He is the son of a proud Italian father who helped build the very suburb they live in, but who is now alone, living with his son and family, complaining and dying. He is the father of three children: a son in an overpriced college who doesn't communicate, a soccerplaying (and very argumentative) high-school son who is dating a Puerto Rican girl, and a princess of a daughter, who has no limits to her demands. He is a promotional/advertising hack working for a defense company that is relocating to Atlanta - and he hasn't been invited. Corporate mergers, downsizing, and public schools in turmoil all form the background for this novel of love, hate, violence and glory, rescue and murder.
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Published September 1, 1998
by St. Martin's Press.
Literature & Fiction.