Stories: Table of Contents

The Italian Who Was at a Loss for Words is a long short story set in Palermo, and explores the obsessions of a geologist, a student, and a visiting professor

❧ 1. Pietro Parlante - Pietro, a brilliant geologist, vows to find an Italian who's unable to say what's on his or her mind

❧ 2. Claudia - Claudia, a student of languages and politics, ponders doubt in Palermo's English Garden

❧ 3. Clark Kent - Claudia's political science instructor helps her to define her identity

 4. Vita la Dolce - Pietro, Claudia, and Professor Kent come face to face in the English Garden

Brief Stories

Proust in the Morning is about billable hours and transexuality 

Cloud Illusions is about sex, drugs, illusions, and rock and roll

The Girl Who is about spunky girls and butterflies - Girls - The Girl Who Wrote a Book About a Girl Who Wrote a Book About Some Other Girl