Three Circles of Light Author:DiDonato, Pietro Twenty-one years have passed since the publication of Pietro Di Donato's first autobiographical novel, Christ in Concrete, which took the literary world by storm and went on to become a modern classic. — In Three Circles of Light, Mr. Di Donato goes back to the tenements of his boyhood and to the time before the death of his father. He writes of... more » the immigrant mother whose great love for the erring father remained invinclble in the face of a thousand infidelities; the American godmother who foresaw the father's death in her cards and who bore him a son; the brothers and sisters and neighbors and playmates and, most of all, the beautiful Stella L'Africana, seven years his senior, who awakened carnal lust in him when he was still a child.
"This story of a pure-spirited child's evolution into fearful manhood will be read by some for its sensational realism, by others as a unique example of a novel in which the poetic, the harrative and the dramatic solidly mesh. - Virginia Kurkus
"A beautiful book" - Ben Hecht
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