The Uniform (World Prose #74) (Paperback)
The year is 1950. A brutal racist attack drives Alfie Bagliato’s family from their small town to New York City, where, at sixteen, Alfie dreams of escaping his Italian American enclave through a career in music and a romance with his distant cousin, Adeline. Soon enough, disappointment and frustration lead Alfie to join the military, to follow Adeline to San Francisco, and then to become a New York City cop, whose clash with protestors during the 1968 Columbia University student uprising nearly kills him, forcing him to confront his inherited bigotry and fear, as he wrestles with his lingering love for Adeline and need to find a new life.
About the Author
George Guida is the author of eight books, including The Pope Stories and Other Tales of Troubled Times, four collections of poems--the forthcoming Pugilistic and The Sleeping Gulf, along with New York and Other Lovers and Low Italian--and the novel Letters from Suburbia. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies. He teaches English and creative writing at New York City College of Technology, and serves as Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review.