Not many writers about the Mafia listened to the notorious Frank Costello, Vito Genovese and Tony Gallo drinking marsala and chatting in a kitchen, but Djelloul Marbrook, author of Saraceno, did, and he celebrates it with a poet’s ear in this haunting, unique tale of redemption. 

"Not just another run-of-the-mill Mafia novel."  Small Press Bookwatch

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Saraceno
by Djelloul Marbrook

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ISBN 978-0-9718908-8-6

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About SARACENO:
In its first hardcover edition (2005), review copies were sent out, warm reviews were written, but the book was never distributed because the small press that issued it failed. These rare copies are traded actively on the web, often at much higher prices than the original issue.

See this Reader Views interview about the hardcover edition:
http://www.readerviews.com:80/ReviewMarbrookSaraceno.html
 

Reviews:

• "Saraceno is an electric tone-poem straight from a world we only think we understand. An heir to George V. Higgins and David Mamet, Djelloul Marbrook writes dialogue that not only entertains with an intoxicating clickety-clack, but also packs a truth about low-life mob culture The Sopranos only hints at. You can practically smell the anisette and filling-station coffee."   —Dan Baum, author of Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death and Life in New Orleans (Spiegel & Grau, 2009)

• "…a good ear for crackling dialogue… I love Marbrook’s crude, raw music of the streets. The notes are authentic and on target…"
  —Sam Coale, The Providence (RI) Journal

• "Strongly recommended as a remarkably crafted tale."
  —Midwest Book Review

• "This lyrical and violent, funny and sad, hot and cool novella haunts us. Try it.”   —Ann LaFarge, Taconic Weekend
 



 
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  About the Author:
Djelloul Marbrook’s first book of poems, Far From Algiers (Kent State University Press, 2008), won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize in 2007. It has been widely reviewed. A second book, Brushstrokes and Glances, poems about paintings and painters, is available from Deerbrook Editions and was named one of the best poetry books of the year by Atticus Review. His short story, “Artists Hill,” adapted from a forthcoming novel, won the Literal Latté first prize in fiction in 2008. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, The Ledge, The Same, Orbis (UK), poemeleon, Reed, Oberon and other journals. Ten of his poems and comments about writing poetry may be heard online at From The Fishouse, An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets. His novella, Artemisia's Wolf, was published in 2011 by Prakash Books.

Blog: http://djelloulmarbrook.com

Website: http://djelloulmarbrook-books.com

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