The Neorealist in Winter reviewed in the Post-Gazette

October 30, 2023

Salvatore Pane’s recently released short story collection, The Neorealist in Winter, was reviewed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette! Of Sal’s work, reviewer Jeff Condran writes:

Mr. Pane’s characters are, like many professionals with working-class backgrounds, displaced outsiders who feel like imposters regardless of achievement, and who also believe they can never go home again or really reconnect with the roots that made them who they are. It’s a cruel kind of self-knowledge, and like Pietro Marciano’s film, has the ability to both entertain and hurt us. Nevertheless, capturing that combination of pleasure and pain is The Neorealist in Winter’s, and Salvatore Pane’s, great accomplishment.

Read the full review of the collection here.

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