Enter the cross-cultural tale of gusto and enchantment, adaptation and loss, preserving the old ways of making a life. Presented in six acts with intermissions and curtain calls, it is a new form of literature presented in interactive libretto form. Read it silently, read it out loud, or step upon the imaginary stage of all life to commandeer the operatic recitative called sing/speak. Il Vagabondo is a love story-an opera rusticana of the people, by the people, for the people. It is all true.
Glenn Carley is the author of Polenta at Midnight: Tales of Gusto and Enchantment in North York, and Good Enough From Here. His stories have appeared in Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses and in Accenti Magazine. A retired chief social worker, Glenn lives in Bolton Ontario with his wife, Mary. Their family is blessed with a daughter, son and daughter-in-law.