A Man Struggles to Find Happiness After Series of Misfortune in the New Novel "The Implacable Sicilian"

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Geraldine D. Villalba announces the release of her latest novel, "The Implacable Sicilian." A fictional tale based on true events, the novel concerns the turmoil that a Sicilian man goes through in an effort to find contentment.

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Sergio Barbieri, a Sicilian with a tormented soul, a man not easily appeased, struggles to find happiness as he sees all of his dreams shattered one by one in author Geraldine D. Villalba's latest novel "The Implacable Sicilian".

"The Implacable Sicilian" is a fictional tale based on true events that occurred in Sicily in the early 1900s. Constantly conquered by stronger nations, hundreds of years of tyrannical rule shaped Sicily's history, turning its citizens into an oppressed, depressed people. In the art of brutality, there was no better teacher than the Inquisition, and the Sicilian people recognized that the only way to survive the violence was to respond in kind, take matters into their own hands and fiercely band together. With staunch loyalty, they would rather die than betray a family member, a friend or a neighbor in their own village. These tendencies led Sicilian males to become implacable, not easily appeased whenever it was necessary to satisfy the day-to-day injustices heaped upon them.

"'The Implacable Sicilian' is the story of a man who suffers one unfortunate event after another," Villalba says. "Through constant turmoil, Sergio Barbieri strives to find happiness."

Villalba's new book has already struck a chord with readers.

"Based on actual events that took place in the author's family, ('The Implacable Sicilian') appeals to all of your senses and you will run the gamut of emotions," says reader D. McCord of Mt. View, California. "There were places where I just enjoyed the beautiful scenery and scents described; places where I felt the strong passions of the characters; places where I longed for justice and places where I laughed and places where I cried. If you want a good book you will not want to put down, you will love 'The Implacable Sicilian'."

"The Implacable Sicilian" is Villalba's second book. Her first novel, "Addiu, Bedda Sicilia; Goodbye, Beautiful Sicily'' follows the lives of several characters who appear in "The Implacable Sicilian." The two books will be enjoyed more if read in order. Although, "The Implacable Sicilian" can be read without having read "Addiu, Bedda Sicilia."

"Addiu, Bedda Sicilia," also a fictional tale based upon a true story, is about a Sicilian named Gino, who is found climbing out of the bedroom window of his lover by her husband. Outraged, the husband seeks Gino with the intention of taking his life. Gino flees in great haste, making his way to America.

Villalba is currently working on the third book in her series.

"The Implacable Sicilian" can be ordered online at Amazon.com and BuyBooksOnTheWeb.com. "Addiu, Bedda Sicilia; Goodbye, Beautiful Sicily'' is also available on Amazon.com.

For more information about "The Implacable Sicilian" or "Addiu, Bedda Sicilia; Goodbye, Beautiful Sicily,'' visit the author's Web site, http://www.GeraldineDVillalba.com.

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