An Existential and Erotic Infidelity?
by Richard Cirulli
Demitasse Divorce is a deep existential and erotic love story that breaks our sense of convention and a few taboos about marriage, sexuality, and “infidelity.” The setting is the majestic mid-Hudson Valley circa 1992. The story is centered on Elia and Anais, two baby boomers fast approaching middle age, as they attempt to regain their passions and sexuality lost via their failed marriages. Now freed from the responsibilities of parenthood and the obligations of marriage, both are now on a quest to replace their sexual fantasies and regrets with sexual realities. Elia is a gentleman, sophisticated architect, existentialist and spiritual moralist, who stumbles across Anais by some act of synchronicity. Anais is Elia’s muse and counterpart being an agnostic, hedonist, and actress. Both find themselves drawn together in a hot and uninhibited affair as they attempt to find harmony in the analogy of their opposites. In their attempt to free themselves from the conventions and taboos of the adolescent bourgeoisie sexual mores, they eventually find themselves shackled to an inescapable mutual love they never anticipated and equally fear – it’s a love they are no longer able to navigate.
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Gabbie Canteras Goodreads Reviewer
When the "Dog Days" of August come as Summer draws to a close, surfeit with sweet melancholy, this is a book for the greatest generation of fortune born between 1946 and 1964. As the reader is transcended into a world of apparent sadness, like a classic Greek Play, we realize the uplifting humor that continues to pull us through to the end. Unfortunate situations that we find ourselves in, sooner or later are in reality: Blessings.
A book you can not put down until you finish."
Dr. J. Philips
The River (Demitasse Divorce theme song)
The Songs of Roland
The Return of the Cathar Magi
by Richard Cirulli
Roland is a recently divorced aging baby boomer now living the life of a spiritual seeker, intellectual, existentialist,
and honesty, he is earnestly fearful of being labeled a hypocrite. He is driven with the idealism to assist humanity in distress. Roland is no
and his quest for a higher self – at times viewed as a paradox, an anachronism, and contradiction. Though his profane detractors regard him as a threat and as much an idealistic fool.
Roland, raised in a devout Catholic home, begins his spiritual quest in his youth after receiving a series of visions that take him on his arduous path to the western hermetic tradition of Gnosticism, the Kabbalah, and esoteric
Freemasonry. Eventually achieving the grade of magi and adept of the illuminati order – a secret he guards jealously, known to just a few confidants.
Through a number of synchronistic events, Roland finds himself intimately involved with Candice, one of his former college students. As the relationship grows and Candice moves into his loft, Roland is plagued with a consistent and
Roland believes this is an omen for his immoral transgressions, and he will be cursed to burn in the eternal damnation of hell. Before dying Roland is given a heavenly vision that reveals both Candice’s and his true identities and missions.