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Night and Its Longings

Philip Cioffari

Jake Garrett, a writer living in New York's Greenwich Village, is paid a surprising late-night visit from the husband whose wife, Vera, Jake had an affair with ten years earlier. Even more surprising: the husband asks Jake to help find her, for she's disappeared. Jake is thrust back into a world he thought had been lost to him forever. Jake's undying love for Vera propels his search for her through the night-time streets of the city and, finally, to the remote beaches of the Carolina coast. This is a tale of lost love, adultery, and crime told in a taut, lyrical style-keeping the love story and the mystery inseparably intertwined. At its heart pulses the greatest mystery of all: the Self-why we do what we do, how we make amends for a life gone wrong, and how in the darkness of night, we see ourselves in the clearest light.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Livingston Press at the University of West Al
  • Publish Date: Mar 26th, 2024
  • Pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.50in - 0.71lb
  • EAN: 9781604893748
  • Categories: Thrillers - EspionageLiteraryMystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth

About the Author

Cioffari, Philip: - Philip Cioffari is the author of the novels THE BRONX KILL; DARK ROAD, DEAD END; CATHOLIC BOYS; JESUSVILLE; IF ANYONE ASKS, SAY I DIED FROM THE HEARTBREAKING BLUES; and the story collection, A HISTORY OF THINGS LOST OR BROKEN, which won the Tartt First Fiction Prize, and the D. H. Lawrence award for fiction. His stories have been published widely in commercial and literary magazines and anthologies, including North American Review, Playboy, Michigan Quarterly Review, Northwest Review, Florida Fiction, and Southern Humanities Review. He has written and directed for Off and Off-Off Broadway. His Indie feature film, which he wrote and directed, LOVE IN THE AGE OF DION, has won numerous awards, including Best Feature Film at the Long Island Int'l Film Expo, and Best Director at the NY Independent Film & Video Festival. He was a Professor of English, and Director of the Performing and Literary Arts Honors Program, at William Paterson University. He now teaches for Gotham Writers in New York City. http: //
Praise for this book

"A marriage of a high-toned love story and a nuts-and-bolts mystery plot." --Jonathan Dee, Pulitzer Prize Nominee for The Privileges.