The Diamond Maker is a tale of two teens, who overcame adversity and found love. Bart "Stutter Boy" DeMarco and "Ugly Angela" Curcuru are 16 year-olds who have suffered emotional abuse from their peers. Bart had battled with a severe stutter that effectively silenced him. To speak was to be mocked and ridiculed. School was agony, as were the bullies who delighted in taunting "Stutter Boy".
At the age of ten, Sicilian John Palermo was sent by his dying papa, alone and terrified, to live with the Amico family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Accepted by a loving family and taken in by the community, John grew to cherish and finally defend his hard-working neighbors in court against those forces that would steal their rights and their dignity.
In this second novel in the Gloucester Trilogy, John Palermo battles his way through emotional and professional conflicts in this gripping tale by acclaimed author Joseph M. Orlando. Having lost his beloved wife, Connie, John struggles with life as a single father. His emotions are palpable as he wrestles with his devotion to his lost wife, duty to his children, and his burgeoning feelings for a new woman.
Joe Orlando is a personal injury lawyer specializing in
Maritime law. Orlando & Associates has been
located in Gloucester Ma. since 1980.
Joe was born in Gloucester and has spent his life on Cape Ann. The son and grandson of fishermen, Joe has gained
notoriety for his work on behalf of personal injury victims, being referred to as "Attorney for the Injured" in the
New York Times.