Poetry. Art. Religion and Spirituality. Italian Studies. MISSING MADONNAS begins with the lunar arrival of its author, Gil Fagiani, who throughout this collection explores mythical Madonnas, nonnas, and urban addiction and redemption for a portrait of a life lived in pain and triumph. Dedicated to his Orlandini family, this book, first posthumous, is the final in a trilogy–CHIANTI IN CONNECTICUT and STONE WALLS–from a first generation American whose poetry transcends the conventional visions of the post-war 50’s, the turbulent 60’s, and the bitter tenderness of a life that ended much too soon.