Variously described as “sweet and glorious” and “drenched in blood,” veteran journalist and historian, John Keahey, explores one of Italy’s most emblematic regions: Sicily.
Sicily has a timeless allure, and much of what one sees there today has changed little over the centuries. With Sicily’s literary greats as a guide, Keahey discerns what lies behind the soul of its inhabitants; touching on history, archaeology, food, art, and politics. He looks to contemporary Sicilians who have never shaken off the influences of their forbearers, who believed in the ancient gods & goddesses; and who have always come under the thumb of outsiders. Most importantly, he will explore the Mediterranean’s largest and most mysterious island through the eyes of a visitor--making this book a delight to Italophiles and travelers alike.