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By Rick Bailey

American English, Italian Chocolate is a memoir in essays beginning within the American Midwest and finishing in north important Italy. In sharply rendered vignettes, Rick Bailey displays on donuts and geese, horses and vehicle crashes, outhouses and EKGs. He travels all evening from Michigan to New Jersey to wait the funeral of a school pal. 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 school professor wasting contact with a feminine pupil whose lifestyles is threatened via 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 vacationing, not to mention making his personal. every now and then funny, from time to time bittersweet, Bailey’s final topic is growing to be and figuring out, discovering the shock and the elegant within the traditional aspect of day-by-day life.

 

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