Author, Stephen Sangirardi is pleased to announce the release of his new book, Monday and Beyond: Blessings and Curses.
In the sequel to Monday Afternoon, hero Angelo Aiello is beset with new troubles amid old temptations. Attempting to cleave his growing disability from past moral transgressions, at least in his own mind, in the midst of an exasperating marriage, Angelo encounters big scenes of trial and self-doubt as he persists in questing anew for meaning in life, and new chances for fulfillment.
The results, in big scenes that are capable of summoning up Dante and Tristram Shandy at the same time, is a daunting yet fully voiced narrative of a refusal to yield to the inroads made by middle-aged MS even as it brings Angelo and his wife Alice to a place of moral reckoning and bargaining, both with the disease and with each other. Will the shadow of Monica Richardson, femme fatale from Connecticut, ever allow full sunlight again?
Survival in such straits depends, it seems, on time and tides, as this colorful yet fully reflective narrative tracks a moral compass that often spins in challenging, bewildering ways.
Monday and Beyond: Blessings and Curses is available in both print and ebook format.
Monday and Beyond: Blessings and Curses
Author: Stephen Sangirardi
Publisher: Wild Leaf Press, Inc.
Published: October 2013
Genre: Fiction, Literature
About The Author:
A Graduate of Iona College (B.A.) and The University of Missouri-Columbia (M.A.), Stephen Sangirardi has made his home for the past 33 years in New Rochelle, NY. He has taught at Parochial, Public and Private schools and colleges in the area including Holy Cross High School, Salesian High School, Iona College, Bronx Community College, and W. T. Clarke High School on nearby Long Island. His publishing credits include two books of short stories, Geometers of Intellect (1992) and Life On the Planet (2008), both published by Wild Leaf Press, and three novels, Monday Afternoon (2009), Percocet Diaries (2010) and A Shakespearean Interpretation of Freud (2011) published by Night Publishing, Inc. Wild Leaf Press is pleased to publish Monday and Beyond, which is a sequel to Monday Afternoon. Challenged by middle-aged onset of MS., Stephen Sangirardi has also contributed a piece to Neurology Today Magazine on the relief provided him, unexpectedly, by lying in the low surf off Long Island entitled Temporary Lourdes.
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