Anthony Maccarrone Johnny on a Pony

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Johnny on a Pony

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The “generation gap” takes on a new meaning with the portrayal of Tony Allessi, the son of Italian immigrants. He functions in today’s world but is attached to the “old world ways” primarily through his close relationship with his first cousin, Aniello “Neil” Allessi, a Mafia captain for whom Tony has done several “favors.” Johnny-on-a-Pony explores Tony’s odyssey through the rigors of male liberation. The novel touches upon the lifestyle issues that confront and uproot the deeply held convictions and conventions of the men of Tony’s generation. Tony is reluctantly proud and supportive of Beth’s career success, his non-Italian wife. However, he’s disillusionrd that their family does not represent the same value structure from the “old world” culture that included unconditional family loyalty and the sacrifice of one’s own needs or interest for the good of the entire family. With pressures of ageing, lack of appeal in the job market, unfulfilled ambitions, dreams deferred, and relationships unconsummated, Tony struggles to maintain himself in the world of today.

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New York graphic designer Anthony Maccarrone has managed to make time for writing in his busy life. He rises at dawn and writes every morning before heading out to Bennett Communications, Inc. where he is a creative director or such varied projects as brochures, magazines, advertisements, posters, and catalogs.Maccarrone was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After serving four years in the United States Navy, he studied fine arts at Pratt Institute and received a BFA degree. He worked for years as art director for several publishing companies, and then as direct mail art director for a leading New York department store before joining Bennett Communications.Maccarrone is married to a transplanted Louisianan, and they live in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. They have one son, who is married and living in Seattle.

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