Compelling, A GIFT FROM THE ENEMY, has now seen the light of day in Italy published by Sperling & Kupfer who introduced Schindler's List.
A true story of how a Jewish boy and his mother survived under Mussolini during WWII. Endorsed by Elie Wiesel and described as a "literary masterpiece" by a local personality, it has been referred to as a work of love and hope, replete with humor and wit despite the period in which the events took place.
Hundreds of comments and reviews have appeared on the Internet giving it an astonishing average 4.75 star rating out of a maximum 5 stars.
Much can be found at http://www.ericlamet.com/works.htm such as my bio, synopsis of the book, chapters, reviews, readers' comments and more.
My step-dad, Pietro Russo, was my greatest influence during my growing up years and beyond. He represented all that defines good character. He was the example of rectitude, honesty, respect for others, humility, generosity and love.