Voice from the Mountains
by Anthony Caponi
The pages of this intimate and engaging memoir feature short poetic vignettes that, when read together, create a richly vivid tale of Caponi’s ideallic childhood in Pretare, a small Italian mountain village, and his contrasting immigration and experiences as a young man in modern American culture. It also incorporates Caponi’s years as a U.S. soldier during WWII, which brought him to Italy and lead to his eventual return to the mountain of his youth. A sculptor by trade, Caponi’s visual sensibilities are reflected in the text, as each page offers as a crucial tile in the incredible mosaic that is his life story.