Three Marias - A Sicilian Story

Apr 28, 2013 1743

Roger Armbruster's Three Marias is an engrossing family saga that focuses on the lives of three remarkable women sharing the name Maria. It begins in Sicily near the end of the nineteenth century, a world in which lives are shaped, often violently, by prevailing customs and traditions.

Maria Pepitone is a sixteen year old girl abducted by Giuseppe Caiozzo, a crass middle-aged bachelor whom she is forced to marry in accord with the ancient custom of fuitina. A loveless marriage produces several children, one of whom is also named Maria. Then a series of violent events compels the family to flee to New York where still another Maria is born. The fortunes of an immigrant family are vividly presented, and those in attendance are bound to become absorbed in the experiences of three fascinating women.

The author will be present at the Museum on May 2 to provide a brief synopsis of the novel and will also read selected passages from the three sections of the book.

Thursday, May 2, 6:30pm

Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013

Suggested donation of $10 per person

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