April 22, 2017

The Hunger Saint – Book Presentation by Olivia Kate Cerrone at I AM Books

Thursday, April 27 @ 6PM

I AM Books
189 North Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02113

The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press 2017) is a historical novella about a young boy’s survival from the sulfur mines of rural Sicily. Set in post WWII-era Italy, this book reflects upon the religious, cultural, social and economic factors that helped normalize the practice of child labor abuse in Italy. The carusi, the child-aged sulfur miners of Sicily, were documented as working as young as six years old. The Hunger Saint draws from years of historical research, along with the oral histories of former miners living in Sicily today.

Free Admission