The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories
ISBN 10: 1886157502 / 1-886157-50-2
ISBN 13: 9781886157507
Publisher: BkMk Press
Publication Date: 2005
These moving yet unsentimental stories recount scenes in the coming of age of Petey Bellapani, from age eight to adolescence, growing up in the Italian Catholic ethnic neighborhood of Bridgeport in Chicago. The scenes form powerful images of urban youth: A fire burns Petey’s home above a bakery. A neighborhood softball game takes an unexpected turn. And first love blooms next door and at the laundromat. The Logic of a Rose won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Gladys Swan.
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