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Pulling God's Teeth

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | No Comments

In 1882, Carlo Como goes out fishing one dawn near his northern Italian village of Castrubello. The Pirino has provided a living for the Como family for generations, but this morning Carlo hauls in a very different catch: three large white rocks. The valuable stones, prized by local ceramic-makers, will allow him to marry Tonia Vacci, a worker in the town's dismal silk mill.

But the fisherman's good fortune is resented by estate manager Baldassare Gaetano, greedy both for Tonia and the profit from the stones. Carlo's discovery unleashes a chain of betrayal and courage, despair and resolve, that will define the Como and Vacci families for decades to come.

Tonia's brother, Ettore, decides to advance through life on his own merits. With a hot-headed partner he forms a construction company to carve The King's Road through the mountains of Campania. Ettore finds himself fighting an impossible deadline and a band of cut-throat brigands led by the murderous Corsicano, determined to halt the unwanted intruder threatening his mountain lair.

PULLING GOD'S TEETH is Book One of The Last Italian, A Saga in Three Parts, a gripping epic that begins in 1882 Italy and spans more than sixty years of social and political tumult. Three generations of families, bound by blood and shared histories, face rapacious landowners, deadly epidemics, unforgiving warfare, dangerous emigration, and Fascist brutality. As the series' protagonists struggle to balance love and loyalty against the harsh demands of survival, inscrutable Fate forever stands ready to randomly intervene.

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