Fiction. It's a big day for Joey Hunter, known in his Bronx neighborhood as Hunt. Not only is it his eighteenth birthday, but it's the day of his senior prom, and his date with the first girl he's ever been in love with. But things don't turn out as he expects. With his wiser-than-his-ten-years sidekick Augie, and his off-beat and mischievous high school buddy Johnnie Jay, Hunt must negotiate the highs and lows of first love, the looming vendettas from a gang of toughs, and the terrible, haunting memories of his younger brother, for whose death Hunt feels responsible.
Philip Cioffari is the author of the novels: IF ANYONE ASKS, SAY I DIED FROM THE HEARTBREAKING BLUES (Livingston Press, 2020); THE BRONX KILL (Livingston Press, 2017); Dark Road, Dead End; JESUSVILLE (Livingston Press, 2011); CATHOLIC BOYS (Livingston Press, 2007); and the short story collection, A HISTORY OF THINGS LOST OR BROKEN (Livingston Press, 2007), which won the Tartt Fiction Prize, and the D. H. Lawrence award for fiction. His short stories have been published widely in commercial and literary magazines and anthologies, including North American Review, Playboy, Michigan Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, Florida Fiction, and Southern Humanities Review. He has written and directed for Off and Off- Off Broadway. His Indie feature film, which he wrote and directed, Love in the Age of Dion, has won numerous awards, including Best Feature Film at the Long Island Int'l Film Expo, and Best Director at the NY Independent Film & Video Festival. He is a Professor of English, and director of the Performing and Literary Arts Honors Program, at William Paterson University.Author City: FORT LEE, NJ USA