In an unsentimental departure from the conventional immigrant family saga, the linked stories of THE SONS OF THE SANTORELLI feature the collision of great hope and whittling circumstance. Tony Taddei invites us into the home of the Santorelli family with its plastic Pietà lace doilies, and behemoth TV, and paints a vivid portrait of a time and place.
Tony Taddei was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. His humor and fiction have appeared in publications including Story Magazine, Folio, New Millennium Writings, The Funny Times, Pif Magazine, Animal, and The Florida Review. Tony holds an MFA from the prestigious Bennington College Writing Seminars Program and is a recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for fiction. A trained actor, for many years Tony created characters on stage before turning his attention to inventing life on the page. Tony currently resides in New Jersey, where he raised three daughters and lives with his wife, Karen, and their two-year-old cockapoo, Brodie.