Island of the Assassin

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6.0 X 0.28 X 9.0 inches | 0.41 pounds
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About the Author
Joseph Roccasalvo followed his graduate degrees in philosophy, English literature, and theology by a Harvard PhD in comparative religion with a specialty in Buddhism. He has lived and taught in Boston, Bangkok, Chicago, and New York. For over ten years, he was associate professor at Chicago's Loyola University and Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus and visiting professor at Columbia University in New York and Franklin University in Switzerland. Now engaged in graduate-school mentoring, he is also a fiction writer. He published five novels: Fire in a Windless Place, Chartreuse, Portrait of a Woman, The Odor of Sanctity, and the Devil's Interval. Two novellas, Beyond the Pale and The Powers That Be, appeared as Double Entendre. There followed three books of short stories: Outward Signs, The Mansions of Limbo, and Triple Sec, then a play, Waging Waugh, and a memoir, As It Were. All are available on Amazon, including his rhymed version of Jesus's life, published as Gospel Limerck. He has guided students in journalism and international studies at the New School for Social Research and contributed essays to the newspaper's online column, A Word to the Wise. Recently published on Amazon are three new books: novella, Alina in Ecstasy; a collection of poetry, Poems for Two Violins; and the collected short stories, Twists of Faith.