The American: For Italy & the World
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Sanding along the grain
Often mistaken for a foreigner, Madeline lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan.
Once upon a time, a fresh-to-the-city New Yorker tried becoming an artist but backed away. Now she's starting over.
Falling in love with Italy is the easy part, but it doesn't include learning the language.
Meeting old friends can sometimes mean going along with imperfect recollections, but that's not what matters.
A man who once wanted to be a lover returns to your life, but what to make of his story?
An early fall day reminds the author of the passage of her two decades in New York City.