A new novel from an award-winning writer about the challenges of growing up gay and adopted in a New York Italian family, during a time of great social upheaval.
Gianni, a gay adoptee, comes of age in a time when adoption and same-sex love are not easily discussed or accepted. SANCTUARIES is a tender story of love and healing, set against the larger turmoil of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, Stonewall, and the lingering ashes of the Holocaust.
An eloquent story about self-discovery and finding one's place in the world. Heartfelt, compelling and bold, this is a a memorable read that's hard to put down. Sgambati's novel masterfully captures the complexities of our shared community. Grounded in precise detail and particularity of character and moment, the novel is intensely concerned with matters of social justice as it seeks to find a way to a more compassionate and accepting world.
Vince Sgambati's debut novel, Most Precious Blood, received an IPPY award, a KIRKUS star review and was a Foreward Indies finalist in literary fiction. His short story collection Undertow of Memory, includes stories awarded by the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for fiction and the Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest. His short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Vince and his dogs Luca and Stella live in New York City and in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York where Vince cares for the eight acre arboretum he and his partner Jack, now passed, planted years ago.