The Tale Of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years
Description: Author Susan Speranza’s stunning and poignant debut novel, The Tale of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years, tells a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman’s courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it. Reminiscent of older literary novels like ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, The Tale of Lucia Grandi begins when an old woman is asked to recount the story of her life and tells an intense, poignant tale about growing up and surviving a warring suburban family during the 1950s and 60s. Written as memoir, where Lucia is the silent observer, each chapter describes a particular incident in her life, showing the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her family. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where, as a young woman, she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever. An unforgettable read!