The Uncle from Rome: A Novel by Joseph Caldwell

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The Uncle from Rome: A Novel

'“A novel with such brio that it could be the basis for a half-comedic, half-tragic grand opera. . . . Bravo, Uncle!” —The New York Times“Shrewd and splendid . . . The finale is nothing short of extraordinary.” —Publishers Weekly“A surprising amalgam of the tragic and the comic, the bizarre and the everyday; a novel, in short, like Naples, with all the virtues of grand, grand opera . . . splendidly entertaining.” —The Village Voice“Joseph Caldwell has fashioned a parable of humanity that transcends its genre to achieve operatic grandeur.” —Opera“The Uncle from Rome always feels like an opera—it is grand in scope and framed by betrayal of one sort or another. And each character has a full half hour or so in which to sing his or her aria. They all perform brilliantly, and you believe every note author Joseph Caldwell has given them to sing.” —Lambda Book Report“Actual events mirror operatic plots in a virtuoso demonstration of the author’s mastery of his own craft as well as those of librettist and composer. . . . The Uncle from Rome is a dazzling tour de force, deftly melding the exaggerated passions of grand opera with the techniques of contemporary fiction, the novel kept buoyant by the humor inherent in the hero’s predicament.” —Los Angeles Times  '
'“A novel with such brio that it could be the basis for a half-comedic, half-tragic grand opera. . . . Bravo, Uncle!” —The New York Times“Shrewd and splendid . . . The finale is nothing short of extraordinary.” —Publishers Weekly“A surprising amalgam of the tragic and the comic, the bizarre and the everyday; a novel, in short, like Naples, with all the virtues of grand, grand opera . . . splendidly entertaining.” —The Village Voice“Joseph Caldwell has fashioned a parable of humanity that transcends its genre to achieve operatic grandeur.” —Opera“The Uncle from Rome always feels like an opera—it is grand in scope and framed by betrayal of one sort or another. And each character has a full half hour or so in which to sing his or her aria. They all perform brilliantly, and you believe every note author Joseph Caldwell has given them to sing.” —Lambda Book Report“Actual events mirror operatic plots in a virtuoso demonstration of the author’s mastery of his own craft as well as those of librettist and composer. . . . The Uncle from Rome is a dazzling tour de force, deftly melding the exaggerated passions of grand opera with the techniques of contemporary fiction, the novel kept buoyant by the humor inherent in the hero’s predicament.” —Los Angeles Times  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781480443990 Pages: 288