Andrew Eustace Anselmi

A high stakes trial lawyer for over three decades, Andrew Eustace Anselmi has found added sustenance in writing three novels, The Mezzogiorno Trilogy, that travel the yet undiscovered terrain and untold costs of the twentieth century American Dream.

IRON BUTTERFLY

By Andrew Eustace Anselmi

Iron Butterfly

​It is the summer of 1982, just before the fall. The political campaign ad of It’s Morning in America has not yet aired, but the present era of cultural hedonism and radical individualism has already dawned. Against this backdrop, Edward Bennett is the All-American son of a mother who emigrated from Italy and a first-generation Italian American father. Edward has it all: good looks, pedigree, and the financial fruits of his father’s business empire. As he readies for his junior year abroad in London, however, something feels amiss. He does not understand the overprotectiveness of his mother, Marie. He vows to solve the puzzle by finding her native town in southern Italy that she herself has refused to revisit. Ultimately, the journey triggers Marie’s suppressed memory of her cruel beginning, which she and her family can either confront or continue to deny.

As a postscript, the reader is treated to a third-party commentary that psychoanalyzes what the work reveals about the author.

Andrew Anselmi

As a trial attorney often immersed in high stakes or bet-the-company litigation, and while doing his best to be a good son, sibling, husband, and father of three, Anselmi has spent twenty years in the  man cave of his kitchen table and home library, where he wrote The Mezzogiorno Trilogy.

Andrew Eustace Anselmi

The Mezzogiorno Trilogy

IRON BUTTERFLY

Iron Butterfly

A high stakes trial lawyer for over three decades, Andrew Eustace Anselmi has found added sustenance in writing three novels, The Mezzogiorno Trilogy, that travel the yet undiscovered terrain and untold costs of the twentieth century American Dream.

The Autumn Crush

Iron Butterfly precedes in its entirety the already critically acclaimed The Autumn Crush, the saga of the arraignment and capital murder trial of Edward’s father, due to be re-released in 2022.

Sarapiqui

The third in the trilogy, Sarapiquí, will be launched in 2023, telling the story of how in the wake of his father’s trial, Edward inherits a cattle ranch in the rainforests of Costa Rica where he struggles with guilt, identity, fidelity and his faith.