By Donna Leon
Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is stunned to listen to that Brett Lynch, a chum considering that a homicide case at los angeles Fenice, has suffered a savage beating. The assault, within the attractive palazzo domestic of Flavia Petrelli, reigning diva of los angeles Scala, had include a message: 'Don't retain that appointment with Dottor Semenzato.' Then, with the typhoon clouds amassing speedy over town, a man's physique is located ...
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13 The heart of this community was represented by those southerners who, wanting to be socially redeemed, moved a long way from the teeming and often debilitating reality of Mulberry Street. Many northern Italians who were highly educated joined them: doctors, lawyers, real estate agents, and business owners. The northerners also colonized the West Side of Manhattan around 9th Avenue, south from 59th Street, and the area of Washington Square, Bleecker, MacDougal, and Sullivan Streets. Here, most found jobs in the restaurant business, and very soon many immigrants became owners of places where they had previously worked as waiters.
Their method of putting on shows was very similar to that of the American vaudeville and the American radio. However, the commercial character of this format, tied to ideological motives, did not succeed in assuring the survival of the varied world of Italian-American radio after the Second World War. 35 In the years after the war, Italian-American radio went into a long existential twilight for a few decades, animated only by the feeble pulsing of nostalgic musical broadcasts and by the efforts to collect money for relatives who were far away and in difficulty.
Preference goes to the arts: to writers, musicians, and actors, for one simple reason. The Italian-American community and its organizations have failed to support the products of these artists. I write for a few magazines that should focus on the Italian-American culture, but even my contributions are received in a controversial manner because I express accurate and often critical views about Italian-American organizations. The second place on the list of guests is reserved for the second generation because they are witnesses to fascinating stories of lives occurring at very different moments in our history.
Acqua Alta (Commissario Brunetti, Book 5) by Donna Leon