The First Two Pages of GREENFELLAS: In Which Introductions Are Made

Robert Lopresti

When I wrote the first two pages of my new novel I had three goals in mind — besides the obvious one of starting the damned thing, of course.

First, I wanted to tell the readers something very specific about my protagonist, to prepare them for some of the odd turns the book would take. You see, GREENFELLAS is a novel about a mobster, but it is not a typical crime story. It’s a comic tale of a top Mafiosi who, upon becoming a grandfather, decides it is up to him to save the environment for his little granddaughter.

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