The Sicilian Veil of Shame
THE TEN YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF A SICILIAN MAFIA BOSS is cruelly kidnapped from her bedroom on the night of her glorious birthday celebration. She knows her captor well, and, until this night, has trusted him and held him fondly in her heart. Maria's prospects for rescue plummet as she is sold into child prostitution and eventually sent to a Holocaust death camp.
Is it possible for a girl so misused for so long to emotionally endure the torment she suffered and still maintain a semblance of normalcy? The quest for an answer leads the reader on a zigzag journey through the bloodline of three generations, ending in the bowels of a Mafia mansion on the island of Sicily.
In this book, you will experience the profound love of a daughter for her mother, and a granddaughter's misgivings about her crazed grandmother, the matriarch of a battered family:
• Brianna, a successful law student who gives up everything to search for her beloved mother.
• Lynette, Brianna's mother, a survivor of child-slavery in South Africa.
• Maria, a kidnapped child who endures years of torment to eventually become the most powerful Mafia boss in Sicily.
Lucia Mann's story explores the ugliness of child-slavery while it tests our attitudes toward revenge and mental health.
Format: 6" x 9" Trade Paper