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Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy by Chris Harrison

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Professore—an unusual Italian

Valeria had spent three months in Sicily, and if only she’d stayed another day she would have been there when her ninety-year-old mother passed away in her sleep. Instead, so soon after unpacking her suitcase in Andrano, she threw another one together and caught the first bus back to Alcamo, where she attended the funeral and kept an eye on her sisters, ensuring they divvied up the hillside according to the final wishes of its owner. Ten days she was gone, during which I cared for Franco now that Daniela was back at work. That was how I came to learn the story of a man who broke his nose trying to step inside the mirror, a mirror in which I saw a reflection of Franco’s life, as well as that of Andrano, from whose ...

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