Cold Hands

Cold Hands Cello witnessed his mother s suicide Tato was punished by his father s sadistic stupidity The intense relationship the two boys form shields them from their savage life Just as their aunt Zia enters t

  • Title: Cold Hands
  • Author: Joseph Pintauro
  • ISBN: 9780452258853
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cello witnessed his mother s suicide Tato was punished by his father s sadistic stupidity The intense relationship the two boys form shields them from their savage life Just as their aunt Zia enters their life and begins to show them the world as it can be, Cello is sent to school in Europe He studies for the priesthood, but begins to question his faith Two weeks befoCello witnessed his mother s suicide Tato was punished by his father s sadistic stupidity The intense relationship the two boys form shields them from their savage life Just as their aunt Zia enters their life and begins to show them the world as it can be, Cello is sent to school in Europe He studies for the priesthood, but begins to question his faith Two weeks before his ordination he returns home to ponder that final step He seeks out Tato, fresh from a failed marriage Cello decides against the priesthood Their sexuality threatens to explode, and Cello flees In an auto accident, Cello s suffers a strange, repression of identity He marries, raises a family, and settles into an unhappy life Ten years after later, they meet again, unleashing an whirlpool of remembrance and a final dramatic resolution.

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    1. a great dramatic read about a boy struggling with coming to terms with his sexualitywehther it be gay straight of bi! ha ha who knows i dont even know if he does ha ha.ph pintauro writes beautifully and can paint pictures with his words its a beautiful read and a great book that will make you think about the character when the book is down i HAD to know what was going to happen next.

    2. This is an interesting and moving story centring on the relationship between two attractive cousins, the younger Cello Manfredi and the older and more reckless Tato. As youths they enjoy a sublime and intimate summer together by the sea. Subsequently parted they forge independent lives including marriage.Years later they meet again under odd and difficult circumstances, and while old passions are potentially rekindled, fear and denial threaten to destroy them both.This is a beautifully told and [...]

    3. Rare are the novels I can't put down, but this was one of them: Pintauro's prose is lyrical and the book is a page-turner. The love that dare not speak it's name between two star-crossed Latin cousins shares some of the melodramatic structure, and exotic characterizations of the pulpy Gordon Merrick novels of that era (Cold Hands was published in 1979); unlike the Merrick novels, Cold Hands is compulsively readable. It would make a helluva film--I couldn't help wondering if Pintauro has ever ada [...]

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