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That Time of Day: Short Stories

Gabriella Contestabile
A pandemic survivor walks the trails of the Cinque Terre and looks back on a friend's battle with AIDS decades ago. A daughter returns to her mother's beloved Florence as a final goodbye, only to rediscover herself inside the curtailed reincarnations of Florence's past. A frazzled mother misreads her young son's struggles with identity and self-preservation; another mother and her daughter fall under the enchantment of a mysterious woman in Venice offering a phantom bird of flight and possibility. And three daughters escort their mother back to their family vineyard in Abruzzo for one last confrontation with the past and the pursuit of something, if anything, that can be salvaged from a time when women were told to follow men.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Three Tomatoes Publishing
  • Publish Date: Feb 19th, 2023
  • Pages: 162
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.56in - 0.74lb
  • EAN: 9798987105177
  • Categories: Short Stories (single author)

About the Author

Contestabile, Gabriella: - Gabriella Contestabile is the author of the novel, 'The Artisan's Star' and 'Sass, Smarts and Stilettos; How Italian Women Make the Ordinary Extraordinary. She is also an educator, and the founder of SU MISURA JOURNEYS, a boutique travel company connecting people to the artisans of Florence. She emigrated from Italy to Ottawa in 1953 and to New York City in 1959 where she currently resides with her husband. In her pre-writer life as a foreign language teacher, management development specialist, and a fragrance/cosmetics executive, she visited the fields and perfume laboratories of Grasse and worked in a family-owned perfumery in Florence. It was there that her passion for perfume and artisanship took hold. Gabriella is a strong advocate of the arts, of multiculturalism, and of social justice-a passion inspired by reading Dickens, Dante, and Louisa May Alcott at a very young age."