Books by Charles Carillo

MY RIDE WITH GUS by Charles Carillo
Released: March 13, 1996

A second helping from TV-producer Carillo (Shepherd Avenue, 1986) in which fate, confusions, and simple mishap drag us—along with his yuppie wannabee hero—across the bridge into Brooklyn, where the secrets of one man's life are laid bare. ``Jimmy Gambar was not a man who often ignored his instincts, but when he did, he pulled the plug on the phone and hung a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door to his better judgment.'' Jimmy, in fact, is a bit of a dweeb: A Manhattan architect ashamed of his working- class Italian origins, he changed his name (from ``Gambuzza'') and cut all ties with his family once he left Brooklyn for college. Read full book review >