HE POSSESSED "A MAGNIFICENT GIFT," BUT HE DISCOVERED IT DID NOT FILL THE EMPTINESS OF HIS LIFE
Gianni was five when his mother died. An American, she was the light, the song, the laughter of his life. His Italian father had provided strength and protection. In the dark loneliness that engulfed both of them following her death, Gianni was devastated even further by his embittered father's distance. Gianni's Italian grandmother became the light he could live by, the rock to which he clung.
Raised by his grandparents in Italy and then in Germany, Gianni's "magnificent gift," as his grandmother often characterized it, is discovered. The music runs deep in his soul and finds expression through the classical guitar, so that Gianni's friends call him "the Maestro." Receiving the best musical training available, he eventually is acclaimed as a rising young star.
But the pain of his childhood loss, the unforgiveness of those who hurt him most, and the awful emptiness in his heart take their toll. Gianni passes through a decade of darkness and moves away from his classical background, developing into a renowned and versatile guitarist. He dazzles the clubs of Milano with his late-night jazz set, and studio work brings him more money than he could ever want. His life nevertheless tumbles ever deeper into quiet despair.
Is there a way out? Could the peace that his grandmother knew be a reality for him? How can anyone trust a God who allowed his mother to die?
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Published May 1, 1991
by Bethany House Publishers.
Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction.