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rank 5917
word count 10819
date submitted 26.10.2010
date updated 26.10.2010
genres: Romance, Historical Fiction, Popula...
classification: adult

I've Already Met the Devil An American Life, Two American Wars

R.K. Price

An epic tale based on fact of the lives, loves, triumphs and tragedies of a first generation Sicilian immigrant family settling in Southern Colorado.


R. K. Price’s debut novel weaves an intricate, sophisticated story, based on fact, about an immigrant Sicilian family escaping the poverty and strife of their Mediterranean homeland for a better life in America. Price explores the lives and experiences of two brothers delving deeply into them and early to mid 20th century Colorado history revealing how the region fell under the control of America’s major crime figures of their day. Through the brother's eyes Price examines the rise and fall of mob influence in the West and how the former steel city of Pueblo became the mafia’s epicenter of corruption and power. His work follows the exploits of Johnny, who at 17 years, volunteers for duty after Pearl Harbor and becomes a paratrooper with the US Army’s famed 101st Airborne Division. At war Johnny confronts the devil many times but is destined to survive and return home seeking peace and tranquility with his beloved family. But other devils as evil and deadly as those he defeated on the battlefield await his return. Johnny and his brother won't fight their wars alone. At every turn their women stand and fortify them to give Price's work its grand style and depth.

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Jack Hughes wrote 1235 days ago

This is a wonderful book that sweeps the reader away. It's so esasy to become engrossed, the story is good, the characters are vividly portrayed. An excellent story.

Backed without any hesitation, good luck.


lizjrnm wrote 1274 days ago

I love this - it has everything I look for in a book. I'm backing it because I'd buy it!

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SusieGulick wrote 1275 days ago

Dear R.K., I love your pitch because it tells the plot of your story & just lucky it tells about your adult like, because when I got to the end of chapter 5, you were still in high school :) - amazing in itself because I went to Central High in Chico California in early 50s. :) Your steel mill story is like Youngstown Ohio which my in-laws lived & my sister-in-law retired from :) - great benefits, too, because it was union. :) I'm thankful my 70 years in California has protected me from the mob & nationalties & everyone here is just "people." :) Inow read, backed, & commented on your book :) - could you please take just a moment to back my memoirs book? :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart :) - I'm 19 from the editor's desk & every backing moves me closer. :) Love, Susie :)

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SusieGulick wrote 1277 days ago

:) comment to follow - read & commented on 1 day later :)