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Angel Lupo grew up in a traditional Italian home — an exclusive club where Mama’s word was everything ... and where nice girls saved themselves for marriage. All Angel wanted was to be movie-star blond, change her name, and get as much attention as her prettier older sister Lina.

Now Angel is nearing thirty, penning Catholic greeting cards for a living, and still jealous of her sister, who has a house in the suburbs, two kids, and a husband who loves her. So Angel does the next best thing: She answers a personal ad.

Dirk Diederhoff is blond, teaches at Vassar, and is definitely not Italian. Nor is he the thrill-a-minute lover and soul mate Angel prays for. But as Lina, recklessly embarked on an affair of her own, would tell her: There are no perfect tens out there — only men who want you to talk to them in Italian during sex.

The award-winning author of Pink Slip gets the rituals and rhythms of domestic life just right in Sometimes I Dream in Italian, a bittersweet comedy about sisters, lovers, and a family that doesn’t quite translate.

Synopsis:

As children, Angel and Lina Lupo want nothing more than to escape their Italian-American Catholic upbringing for a "normal" American childhood, but as they deal with the challenges of adult relationships, romances, and the future, they rediscover the value of family bonds and love. By the author of Pink Slip. Reprint.

About the Author

Rita Ciresi is the author of Mother Rocket, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novels Pink Slip and Blue Italian. She lives with her husband and daughter in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307491138
Publisher:
Dell Pub.
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Ciresi, Rita
Author:
Rita Ciresi
Subject:
Sisters
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Mothers and daughters
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General
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Literary
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Literature-A to Z
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20011106
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Sometimes I Dream in Italian
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"Synopsis" by , As children, Angel and Lina Lupo want nothing more than to escape their Italian-American Catholic upbringing for a "normal" American childhood, but as they deal with the challenges of adult relationships, romances, and the future, they rediscover the value of family bonds and love. By the author of Pink Slip. Reprint.
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