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