THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH | 7:30PM
At Theodore's Books
Join us for an evening with actor, director, and Long Island author Gregory Cioffi as he discusses and signs his new novel of The Devil in the Diamond!
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Copies of The Devil in the Diamond will be available for purchase at the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Two soldiers. One American. One Japanese. One thing in common - baseball
World War II is coming to a violent close...
As the Battle of Okinawa rages on, American soldiers seize Shuri Castle and find a single survivor: Yuujin Miyano. The U.S. private put in charge of watching this prisoner is Eugene Durante. Although enemies, the two men find they have a common multi-generational bond: baseball. Their grandfathers bore witness to, and helped shape, the extraordinary birth of the game.
When the fighting ends, the two men return to their homes to face a postwar world neither expected.
Then both receive unexpected messages that will change their lives forever. Once more, the veterans will face off in a final dramatic clash.
GREGORY CIOFFI (SAG-AFTRA, AEA) is an actor, director, and writer. His works have been published in various literary magazines; many of which have been archived in numerous libraries including Yale University's Beinecke Collection (Rare Books and Manuscript Library). His poem Confined But Commemorating, written about Memorial Day during the pandemic, won third place in the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Poetry Contest. Greg's film The Museum of Lost Things won awards at The Long Island International Film Expo, Global Shorts, and The Madrid International Film Festival. Be on the lookout for his next film - The Concertgoer, which is currently on the festival circuit. Greg is an Adjunct Professor of English at Long Island University, an Associate Professor of Literature & Composition at Post University, and he also teaches Creative Writing, Poetry, and Basic Acting at Nassau Community College. http: //www.gandeproductions.com/
PLEASE NOTE: All books signed at this event must be purchased from Theodore's Books. If you purchase your book in advance of the event, please save your receipt.