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Michael Nanfito

Rotten Fruit in an Unkempt Garden: A Memoir in Poetry and Prose


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

This is a memoir about an unconventional life, told through a series of poetry and prose vignettes. It offers a glimpse into a period of the author's life that was previously unknown to anyone (except his wife). The book celebrates outsiders and outcasts who fought to reclaim their true selves, the ones that polite society had stolen from them. The author has taken some poetic license with the timeframe and some events, but his interactions with the individuals described are as accurate as possible, based on notebooks of essays and poetry written during that time.
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