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Tony Romano

IF YOU EAT YOU NEVER DIE

In a masterful evocation of time and place, Tony Romano introduces readers to the Comingos, a first generation Italian-American family living in a small neighborhood outside of 1950s Chicago. The evocative stories in this collection shed light on the inner secrets and desires of Italian immigrants Fabio and Lucia Comingo, the restlessness and self-searching of their sons, Michelino (Michael) and Giacomo (Jimmy), and the ever-distant American childhood of their four young granddaughters. Weaving together two dozen stories into a stunning...

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG

Chicago, 1957. Italian-American immigrants Angela Rosa and Agostino Peccatori still cling to their old ways even as they cope with raising a family in an unfamiliar land. Angela Rosa has devoted her entire adult life to her children, while Agostino runs the corner social club and tavern, and often indulges his weakness for the ladies. Their oldest son ...

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