Italian Holiday


With forty-five years of experience in the Merchant Marines, Captain Ron Dull has accumulated enough real-life experience and observation of human nature to pen five distinctly unique and delightful novels. He has since retired from his seagoing career and is presently living in Vermont with his wife, Kimberly, his horses, his dog, and his trout — all of whom refuse to listen to him. And so, he will continue to write. A more complete bio will need to be put on hold as he isn’t quite finished exploring all of life’s opportunities.
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Aunt Angela knelt by the boys’ bedside and bowed her head into the comfort of the blankets. “Oh, good and holy Saint Nicholas,” she intoned, “you who bring joy to children, and plenty of presents too. It’s me again, Angela Cavallo. Look, I know you’re busy tonight, but put in my heart the spirit of childhood about which the Gospel speaks. Teach me how to sow happiness around me. Teach Little Dick never ever to touch women again. Teach The Turd to be nice to others, and teach Baby Michael to stop stealing stuff. Even if you must punish each of them with horrible afflictions, that’s okay, we’ll understand. Amen.”

“Amen,” the boys chimed in together, hoping that tonight, Christmas Eve, would not be the night they broke out with some weird infection.

When this mafioso family reunites for a Christmas celebration, things get wacky quickly as headstrong Silvio Cavallo and his unforgettable gay twin brothers become involved in a hilarious hit job gone wrong.

Italian Holiday is a comical caper of Italian bluster, dysfunctional family dynamics, and an outlandish tale complete with wine, weapons, and wisecracks.

For at least one family, turmoil rather than the serenity of a Norman Rockwell painting may be the real Christmas tradition.


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