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Stars, Cigars and Boxcars By Julian Gallo
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Short Story: 1957: A middle aged New Jersey man watches his young son in the comfort of their middle class home and begins to reminisce about his days riding the rails during The Depression. It... More > is the eve of a world changing event and while he contrasts his own upbringing with that of his son, he can’t help but wonder what this unexpected event will mean for his young boy.< Less
Black Roses By Julian Gallo
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Short Story: Jerome is an aspiring actor, loner and a dwarf who often spends his time attending small off-Broadway plays. After seeing a play in a small Greenwich Village theater, he becomes... More > obsessed with the lead actress, Barbara Connor. He begins hanging around her Perry Street apartment, leaving one black rose in front of her door every Sunday morning. But someone is out to steal his thunder, a smooth talking, self-absorbed acting companion of Barbara who intends to take credit for Jerome’s handiwork in order to get closer to Barbara. Will Barbara ever learn the truth?< Less
Mediterraneo By Julian Gallo
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What would they do once the fire goes out? Two lifelong friends, Gianni Mazzaro and Matteo Radicci, set off on their summer travel, an annual ritual since their college days. This year it’s... More > the Mediterranean, the first stop being a small village in the mountains of southern Italy - a town in which both their families hailed from. They soon discover that their ancestral town has one foot in the twenty-first century, one foot still firmly rooted in the past, where some of the locals are still clinging to ancient folkways, vendettas and superstitious beliefs. Something dark had taken place in the village some three decades earlier and the mere arrival of the two friends - and Gianni in particular - sets off a chain of events that will shake this sleepy village to its very core.< Less
Naderia By Julian Gallo
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What happens when an American poet, a Uruguayan painter, a Peruvian chef, a Syrian belly dancer, an Algerian musician and an Italian religious fundamentalist are all searching for meaning and their... More > lives intersect on the streets of Paris? "NaderÌa" is a story about failed hopes, unrealized dreams, the nature of identity and when their respective journeys do intersect, the very notion of "meaning" suddenly gets called into question and can potentially have dire consequences.< Less
Be Still and Know That I Am By Julian Gallo
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Being yourself in a sea of mindless cretins is the hardest battle any kid could face. September 1982. In a working class neighborhood in Queens, New York, sixteen year old Nico Razza is a perpetual... More > outcast, often victim to the taunts of his classmates, peers and neighborhood bullies. Steeped in Punk Rock culture, he is not only rebelling against society, authority and his peers, but also his recently widowed father, who struggles to keep his family together at the dawn of the Reagan era. Angst ridden Punk Rockers, Van Halen T-shirt wearing Camaro driving bullies and their brain dead foot soldiers, Lower East Side squatters, Alphabet City junkies, Hardcore bands and the infamous A7 club, Reagan’s promise of “Morning in America” and those left behind who still wanted to believe it, working class angst, High School confidential - when these worlds collide over the course of the next ten days, the lives of everyone involved will be changed forever.< Less
November Rust (Radio Edit) By Julian Gallo
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"November Rust is an exhilerating experiment when it comes to leaving behind the cosy confines of the tried and tested prose routes. Various writing styles are peppered throughout the book... More > between the more straightforward narrative structure. This does keep the reader on their toes and adds an extra dimension to the tale, perfectly capturing the ‘in transit’ dreamlike quality of living in a foreign country." -- Garry Crystal, BrooWaha< Less
The Algerian in Room No. 4 By Julian Gallo
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Short Story He always told everyone he was a lowlife - including his wife Margot - but she married him anyway, hoping they would one day have a normal, stable marriage. But one evening, while on... More > his way to meet a friend, a prostitute on the Rue St. Denis with a unique tattoo catches his eye; and what was at first a simple curiosity soon becomes an unhealthy obsession.< Less
Sahara By Julian Gallo
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Short Story He had gone to Morocco only six years earlier as a tourist. He had met a friendly and unassuming man named Bilial and they had become good friends. Six years later, he is returning to... More > Morocco only this time he isn’t coming as a tourist. He has something else in mind - something that will put their friendship to the ultimate test.< Less
Soon After the Fall By Julian Gallo
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Short Story: Early 1990. A young American student is studying in Budapest to learn more about her family history, her roots and her culture. Living with an eccentric yoga loving roommate and... More > dating a shy would-be poet, she will navigate the general post-Cold War malaise, getting more of an education than she ever imagined.< Less
Rage Against the Dying of the Light By Julian Gallo
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Short Story: Mario, a Lower East Side coffee shop owner befriends a youth named Jared, a shy, introverted poet who spends his days sitting outside the shop begging for change. There is more to... More > Jared than meets the eye and it takes the help of Mario’s assistant Kaitlin to help coax Jared out of his shell. Slowly Jared begins to ingratiate himself with the local literary community due to the weekly poetry readings Kailin had begun to stage at the coffee shop. But some strange customers begin appearing, those who don’t like the idea of this kid hanging around the shop and Mario begins to navigate the line between compassion and the changing character of the neighborhood.< Less

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