New Fiction Release, "The Heart of Velletri" by Michael J. Kannengieser is Now Available
New Fiction Release, "The Heart of Velletri" by Michael J. Kannengieser is Now Available from Dreaming Big Publications.
“The Heart of Velletri” is a work of fiction inspired by true events.
Nesconset, NY, October 22nd, 2019 -- About the Book: Michael Koenigsmann is a police officer and the son of a World War II veteran. Michael spends his life investigating how his father was wounded in battle, left for dead, and nearly buried alive during the Italian Campaign. His father, Gene, won’t reveal what had happened to him while overseas. Michael is fascinated when he learns that his late grandfather, Alphonse, was a gangster during the Great Depression. Also, Alphonse was a veteran of World War I. Michael’s journey begins with him trying to discover how his father survived the war and came home to lead the life of a devout Catholic, rather than be influenced by the criminal lifestyle of his father. At the end of his life, Gene tells Michael his story. He honors his father by arranging for a congressman to present Gene with his Purple Heart which he never received for nearly dying in the Battle of Velletri. After Gene’s death, he must accept his own shortcomings as a father and as a husband to move on with his life. The Heart of Velletri takes place in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Copiague, NY, on Long Island, and Velletri, Italy.
About the Author: Michael J. Kannengieser is a retired New York City police officer who lives on Long Island, in New York with his wife and two children. He was born in Brunswick Hospital in Amityville N.Y. in 1963, and grew up in Copiague, N.Y. Michael worked as the Managing Editor for Fiction at The View from Here Magazine; a U.K. based literary publication. Formerly, he was employed at a performing arts college as an Instructional Technology Administrator. He has been published at The View from Here, and in Newsday, a Long Island newspaper. “The Heart of Velletri” is author Michael J. Kannengieser’s third published novel. His previous two novels, “The Daddy Rock,” and “Burning Blue,” were published by Decent Hill Publishing.
The book is available through regular distribution methods or by contacting Dreaming big Publications: http://www.dreamingbigpublications.com/
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