Peter Richards is The American Gypsy. He struggles to find his identity as a widower. His home reminds him of his late wife and their dreams to travel the world as retirees. Every hour in his day presents one barrier after another until he has no choice but to succumb. He loses his job and the last connection to his past.
He travels to Europe where he meets a woman much like his high school sweetheart. He makes one pledge. He plans to live life with new love and let his memories pass. The decision places him in the middle of the Conigli Corrente. It is Oronci Italy’s world famous fertility festival. He attains celebrity in less than desirable circumstances but it is the one event that places his life in a new trajectory.
The heiress, Gemma Asaros spends her fortune as she pleases. At 79 years old, she ignores the setbacks in life. Her pragmatic style and quick wit creates a series of problems for her and her associates. She gravitates among three communities, Sacramento, Pueblo and Atlanta. They share a deep-rooted problem that Gemma plans to address. It is a perspective that she gained after her husband’s early demise to colon cancer. She carries the burden of outliving precious people in her life. She comes to recognize that she can balance her instinct for self-preservation with common good.
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ISBN 9781312991668 EAN 9781312991668 Publisher Belview Books Publish Date Jan 1, 2015 Copyright Date Jan 1, 2015 Binding Paperback