Monday, April 23, 2018

The Italian Teacher

Legacy. Second only to the complexity of mother and daughter relationships is the often fraught relationship between fathers and sons. Pinch is the protagonist of Tom Rachman’s novel titled, The Italian Teacher, and he has lived his life in the shadow of his father, a renowned painter, Bear Bavinsky. Bear has been larger than life for Pinch, and whatever limited attention Pinch gets from Bear becomes magnified in its impact. This novel about artists is finely written, and Rachman moves beyond the dimensions of the father and son relationship into the whole nature of legacy and what that means. Fans of literary fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Italian Teacher from

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