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The Uncle from Rome

(1992)
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An American opera singer travels to Naples and becomes embroiled in his strangest role yet.

Michael Ruane is an obscure American opera singer who arrives in Naples to play a small part in an important production of Tosca and star in his own staging of a little-known Benjamin Britten opera. The work comes at a particularly trying time, when he's still raw with grief after his New York lover's death from AIDS. As the productions get under way, Ruane is offered an unusual part: That of the "uncle from Rome" at a local wedding. According to tradition, the presence of the uncle from Rome at important events confers prestige on the family. However, Ruane is soon enmeshed in a drama that surpasses any role he has played on the stage. The Uncle from Rome is a brilliant and colorfully imagined novel filled with theatrics of operatic proportions.

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Hardback Editions

January 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Uncle from Rome
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
ISBN: 0-670-84058-0 / 978-0-670-84058-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

December 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Uncle from Rome
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
ISBN: 0-14-015707-7 / 978-0-14-015707-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Uncle From Rome: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
ISBN: 1-5318-2208-8 / 978-1-5318-2208-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Uncle from Rome: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Uncle from Rome: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Uncle from Rome: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Uncle from Rome: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Caldwell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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