John Domini - The Color Inside a Melon

An Exploration of Race, Class, Moving On, & Making a Home, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing

John Domini is a prolific author, critic, and essayist. He will discuss and sign The Color Inside a Melon ($16.95 Dzanc Books), which explores race and class, belonging and exclusion in one of the world's ancient cities, and delivers an unforgettable portrait of humanity's endless struggle between moving on and making a home.

A disastrous earthquake has Naples reeling. While the government scrambles to maintain appearances, poverty and anarchy rack the people on Italy's margins--the illegal immigrants out of Africa, known as the clandestini. One of whom has just been horrifically murdered. Risto is a rare success story: a refugee from Mogadishu now married to the Neapolitan Paola and is the proprietor of a celebrated art gallery. The murder recalls the deaths of his loved ones years ago. Thinking to force the hand of the white authorities, Risto begins his own investigation. But once he starts playing detective, he quickly gets in over his head. Everyone he knows seems to brim with secrets and every discovery drives him toward an earthquake of his own.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
The Color Inside a Melon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945814853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dzanc Books - June 11th, 2019
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