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Book signing: Marc Zappulla – Miami Underground
Tuesday, August 13 @ 6:00 pm
Carroll’s Restaurant is hosting a book signing with Medford native Marc Zappulla celebrating the release of his new book, “Miami Undergound.” Zappulla, a graduate of St. Clement High School, worked as a ghostwriter for celebrity figures such as Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Gerry Cheevers and NESN personality Charlie Moore. He was inspired to write his first novel, “The Last Longshoreman.” by his father’s 30-year career as a longshoreman.
“Miami Underground” is about a young boy, Jake Kelly, whose parents were murdered in an explosion in London. Alone and orphaned, Jake attempts to escape his heartbreaking reality and stows away on a cargo ship bound for Boston. Raised in the harshest of Boston neighborhoods, and by a longshoreman, Jake learns to steal what he can, and he does it all in the name of survival. As an adult he leads a small crew of professional thieves, and they’re very successful at lifting priceless jewelry, paintings, and even cold hard cash. Life is good until he’s commissioned to steal a treasure to save his beloved, Amelia. And he has to take it from one of the most iconic homes in all the world, The Villa Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace Mansion. What happens next: A heartrending revelation that will prompt an already wrathful Jake to carry out an unprecedented act of revenge beginning in Miami and ending in Boston.
Books may be purchased at the event for $10, or bring your own copy if you have one. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Carroll’s Restaurant. Limited copies of “The Longshoreman” also will be available for purchase.