The son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware, CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI now lives in Boston, where he works as artistic director of Grub Street, one of the country's leading independent creative writing centers. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for researching and writing LEADING MEN.
Blazing... Casts a spell right from the start. - Dwight Garner, New York TimesSeductive, steamy... Castellani's quiet portrayal of Merlo has a deep, aching appeal and his prose has a beguiling lilt and colour. - Boston GlobeDazzling... [Castellani writes] with an evocative precision that historical fiction often merely aspires to. - Entertainment WeeklyA novel of rare insight and beauty, and Castellani is a writer of brilliant gifts. - Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You