American English, Italian Chocolate: Small Subjects of Great by Rick Bailey PDF

By Rick Bailey

American English, Italian Chocolate is a memoir in essays beginning within the American Midwest and finishing in north relevant Italy. In sharply rendered vignettes, Rick Bailey displays on donuts and geese, horses and motor vehicle crashes, outhouses and EKGs. He travels all evening from Michigan to New Jersey to wait the funeral of a school buddy. After a vertiginous climb, he staggers in clogs across the head of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In a trattoria within the hills above the Adriatic, he ruminates at the heritage and glories of beans, from Pythagoras to Thoreau, from the Saginaw valley to the Province of Urbino. 

Bailey is a bumbling additional in a faculty construction of Richard III. he's a faculty professor wasting contact with a feminine scholar whose existence is threatened by way of her husband. he's a father tasting samples of his daughter’s marriage ceremony cake. he's a son witnessing his getting older mom and dad’ decline. he's the husband of an Italian immigrant who takes him areas he by no means imagined traveling, not to mention making his personal. every now and then funny, now and then bittersweet, Bailey’s final topic is becoming and figuring out, discovering the shock and the chic within the usual element of day-by-day life.

 

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