Vincent Panella

Coming
Fall 2020

Sicilian Dreams

In this novel, Santo Regina, a 32-year old activist, immigrates to America after taking part in a failed political movement incited by Vito Cascio Ferro, a prominent member of the Sicilian Mafia. Once in America, Santo becomes entangled again with Cascio Ferro and his arch rival, Detective Joseph Petrosino of New York’s famous Italian Squad.

The Brattleboro Literary Festival met with Vincent on Friday, May 15 at 5:00 pm for a virtual Literary Cocktail Hour, featuring former Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord, as he interviewed Vincent  on his soon-to-be-published novel, Sicilian Dreams.

Books

The Other Side: Growing up Italian in America

The Other Side is Vincent Panella’s personal journey, from rejection of his family to a realization that he cannot escape or deny his origins. 

Lost Hearts

The twenty-three stories in Lost Hearts comprise a rich and candid account of growing up and growing old in Sicily and America.

Sicilian Dreams – Coming in Fall 2020

Santo Regina immigrates after taking part in a failed political movement incited by Vito Cascio Ferro, a figure historians describe as rabble rouser and member of The Black Hand. Once in America Santo becomes entangled with Cascio Ferro and his arch rival, Detective Joseph Petrosino of New York’s famous Italian Squad.

Cutter’s Island

This is a revenge tale based on a little known event in the life of Julius Caesar. When he was twenty five, Caesar was captured by pirates and held on an island for forty days. Cutter’s Island is the story of Caesar’s liberation and revenge.

Contact Vincent

vincentpanella9@gmail.com