Darkness Falls by John M. del Vecchio

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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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John M. Del Vecchio was drafted in 1969 shortly after graduating from Lafayette College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a minor emphasis in Civil Engineering. In 1970 he volunteered for Viet Nam where he served as a combat correspondent for the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile); in 1971 he was awarded a Bronze Star for Heroism in Ground Combat. Del Vecchio is the author of The 13th Valley, For the Sake of All Living Things, Carry Me Home, and Darkness Falls, along with numerous articles and papers including the widely quoted "The Importance of Story," the forward for Wounds of War, and the afterword for Code Word: Geronimo. His books have been translated into four languages and published worldwide. He has lectured extensively on the history of the Viet Nam War in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and has appeared on FOX News as a military/political commentator. Del Vecchio is currently working on screenplays based on his novels, a book about resilience in the fourth quarter of life tentatively titled Exit Strategies, and an expose on the financial crisis from a street-level perspective tentatively titled From the Bottom Looking Up.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After he’s rescued by Mitch and his wife, though, a new Johnny is born—a Johnny who, regaining his forebears’ courage and perseverance, is determined to fight for justice and to live simply.

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