The Ocean in the Well

Translated by Damiano Pietropaolo
By Nino Famà

The Ocean in the Well
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Stefano falls madly in love with Milena, leaves the seminary and his religious vocation, mesmerized by the beauty and the charm of the girl. But, as often happens in life, reality does not follow the schemes designed by humans: fate, perfidy and destiny, hinder the path established ... Read more


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Stefano falls madly in love with Milena, leaves the seminary and his religious vocation, mesmerized by the beauty and the charm of the girl. But, as often happens in life, reality does not follow the schemes designed by humans: fate, perfidy and destiny, hinder the path established by the two lovers. The people of the town, who had seen the vocation of the young man as a collective good, receive the news of Stefano abandoning the seminary with disappointment and dismay. To escape the hostility, Stefano leaves for America with a promise to come back in a year, when he and Milena would get married and then both would go back to America together. However, once in New York Stefano faces loneliness, hard work, and the criminal underworld.

Damiano Pietropaolo

Toronto’s Damiano Pietropaolo is an award-winning writer/broadcaster, director, translator, and educator. As editor, director and producer Damiano explored the theme of exile and return and the emergence of a post-national drama.

Nino Famà

Nino Famà was born in Barcellona. During his university career, he published two books of literary criticism: Realismo mágico en la narrativa de Demetrio Aguilera Malta (Madrid, 1976) and Las últmas obras de Alejo Carpentier (Caracas, 1995). He is also the author of numerous scholarly articles, which have been published in professional journals in Canada, Europe, USA and Latin America. More recently, he has dedicated himself to writing works of fiction in Italian.

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