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Il Vagabondo: An Urban Opera

A Tale of Gusto and Enchantment, Adaptation, Loss, and Preserving the Old Ways of Making a Life

by (author) Glenn Carley

Guernica Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Opera, Lyrics, Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
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Enter the cross-cultural tale of gusto and enchantment, adaptation and loss, preserving the old ways of making a life. Presented in six acts with intermissions and curtain calls, it is a new form of literature presented in interactive libretto form. Read it silently, read it out loud, or step upon the imaginary stage of all life to commandeer the operatic recitative called sing/speak. Il Vagabondo is a love story-an opera rusticana of the people, by the people, for the people. It is all true.

About the author

Author Glenn Carley was born in Trenton Ontario. He is the author of Polenta at Midnight: Tales of Gusto and Enchantment in North York (Vehicule Press, 2007), and Good Enough From Here (Rock's Mills Press, 2020) His stories have appeared in Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses (Guernica Editions, 2013) and in Accenti Magazine. Il Vagabondo: An Urban Opera is his third book. A retired chief social worker, Glenn lives in Bolton Ontario with his wife, Mary. Their family is blessed with a daughter, son, and daughter-in-law.


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