'Chasing Cobwebs is an absorbing contemporary family drama with richly drawn complex characters whose lives span three generations of Italian-American culture and influences. The webs they weave, not always meant to deceive, are nonetheless true to their personalities. The reader gets to know them well and cares about what happens to each of them, even to the two-timing husband, Keith. Great story!"
-Beth Bruno, author, psychologist
'Chasing Cobwebs concerns a beautiful, narcissistic woman, whose romantic fantasies of a perfect married life are shattered when her unfaithful husband leaves her after a twenty-year marriage. She must block out reality in an effort to cope with long-held secrets finally revealed by her Italian-American family. An absorbing psychological drama!"
-Jerry Labriola, M D., author of The Maltese Murders
When wealthy Milanese merchant Antonio Vecchi dies at an early age in the 1960s, he leaves behind him a legacy of deception. Thirty years later in the United States, Antonio's family is enmeshed in a web of lies that perpetuates his deceit.
Antonio's daughter, Marianna Vecchi Marin, lives in her own fantasy world. She romanticizes her relationship with her philandering husband, Keith, and has disconnected from her two children, Matthew and Kaitlin. Matthew, an eighteen-year-old high school senior, has not yet told his parents that he has no intention of going to college. Sixteen-year-old Kaitlin is showing troubling signs of morning sickness.
Is Marianna's suburban life as ideal as she imagines it to be, or is it fraught with falsehoods that can only be dispelled by revealing family secrets?