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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 primary Italy. In sharply rendered vignettes, Rick Bailey displays on donuts and geese, horses and motor 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 background and glories of beans, from Pythagoras to Thoreau, from the Saginaw valley to the Province of Urbino. 

Bailey is a bumbling additional in a school construction of Richard III. he's a faculty professor wasting contact with a feminine pupil whose existence 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 locations he by no means imagined traveling, not to mention making his personal. every now and then funny, from time to time bittersweet, Bailey’s final topic is starting to be and figuring out, discovering the shock and the elegant within the traditional aspect of day-by-day life.


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