"An old hand at postmodern literary play, Ciabattari is one writer who could claim charter membership in the Pirandello and Calvino schools of literary humor, and if his first three Rizzoli books were not sufficiently persuasive, you’d have no choice but to recognize his important contribution to literature by the time you got to his latest Rizzoli novel, WHEN THE MASK SLIPS." —from the afterword by Fred Gardaphé
"Ciabattari brings a deadpan charm to the absurd accounts. Once again, this thoughtful author demonstrates an admirable compassion for human frailty."
Fiction. Italian Studies. Short Stories.
Review @ Publisher’s Weekly
Mark Ciabattari is the author of DREAMS OF AN IMAGINARY NEW YORKER NAMED RIZZOLI, THE LITERAL TRUTH: RIZZOLI EATS THE APPLE OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, Clay Creatures, and PRELUDES TO HISTORY.