Biography

Louisa Ermelino

Louisa Ermelino is the author of three novels: JOEY DEE GETS WISE, THE BLACK MADONNA and THE SISTERS MALLONE. She is currently the Reviews Director at Publishers Weekly in New York City.

Louisa Ermelino

Books by Louisa Ermelino

by Louisa Ermelino - Fiction, Short Stories

Louisa Ermelino's stories follow women living dangerously at home and abroad, whether in Italian-American neighborhoods or in the countries --- India, Turkey, Afghanistan --- where they seek escape. At home, they break ancient Italian taboos and fall victim to mobsters. Overseas, they smoke opium-laced hashish and sleep with strange men. Ermelino's voice is boisterous and endearingly blunt.