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Book Launch: Renato

Join 2021 Literary Legend, Eugene Mirabelli, for a book launch for "Renato" (McPherson, 2020).
During a long and productive literary career Eugene Mirabelli wrote three sequential novels about the poignant and comical misadventures of an artist, Renato Stillamare, which he has now revised and assembled into a single, multi-faceted novel.
Renato is the winner of the 2021 Silver Independent Publisher (IPPY) Award for Literary Fiction.

Date:
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time:
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Bach - Garden
Campus:
Bach
Audience:
  Adult  
Categories:
  Adult Program  

During a long and productive literary career Eugene Mirabelli wrote three sequential novels about the poignant and comical misadventures of an artist, Renato Stillamare, which he has now revised and assembled into a single, multi-faceted novel, winner of the 2021 Silver Independent Publisher (IPPY) Award for Literary Fiction.

Renato! presents Renato Stillamare’s life story on an enlarged canvas, beginning some seventy years before his actual birth. The first part presents a captivating and often hilarious genealogy (beginning in 1860 in Sicily) of his forebears, including their subsequent immigration to America in 1903, and the occasion of his own “rebirth” in 1930. Part two, set in 2000, recounts his personal and professional tribulations, often comical, as an aging painter attempting to reclaim his reputation in Boston’s art world and to rescue his unconventional marriage. In the final part, set in 2013, the painter is confronted by the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Alba, and must decide whether life is still worth living. The result is a fictional tour-de-force, a life-affirming and enchanting portrait of the artist as an eternally young man.

In the words of Publishers Weekly, the life and times of Renato Stillamare have become “a blazing magnum opus.”Elderly man in light blue jacket seated in a garden.

Event Organizer

Lex Bhagat

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