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By Raymond DeCapite

Raymond DeCapite’s moment released novel, A misplaced King, has been defined by way of Kirkus stories as a “small masterpiece, so targeted in spirit and style.” If the temper of the arrival of Fabrizze is joyous, that of A misplaced King is somber. every one of DeCapite’s novels is unique in its personal means, probably encouraged via various moods. Writing within the manhattan occasions in 1961, Orville Prescott defined Fabrizze as “an attractive smooth folks story so jam-packed with love and laughter and the enjoyment of existence that it charmed critics and various readers and used to be normally one in all the main promising first novels of 1960.” He came upon DeCapite’s moment novel, A misplaced King, was once a distinct kind of booklet than Fabrizze: “Fabrizze is an apologia for heroes; A misplaced King is an apologia for dreamers. A extra mature e-book, it offers with a extra critical theme—the dating of a father and son… a pathetic and maybe tragic clash of personalities.”“A rapturous blend of genuinely-earned knowledge and musical wit.” —from the Foreword“If fact learn, ethnic novels resurrected within the spirit of multicultural rediscovery seldom go beyond their price as sociology or staff uplift. One exception is the paintings of Raymond DeCapite, whose identify retains shooting up on bibliographies of forgotten Italian-American fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews“A misplaced King resolves no existential dilemmas, however it is a hot and successful novel which says ‘yes’ to lifestyles. it's going to supply pride to many readers.”—The big apple Times“DeCapite’s Cleveland is totally his personal, distant from Algren’s Chicago and he brings a Joycean ebullience to his stark, actual depictions. although they spread slowly, in a sidewise style, finally each one novel packs particularly a punch. together with his brawny, playful discussion, his sparse scenic descriptions and his brisk but deep characterizations, DeCapite succeeds in doing what others simply goal for: he has built an international that feels real.” —Publishers Weekly

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