Dean Brelis' third novel is about the coming of age of Demo, a Greek boy, and Democracy (in the election of FDR) in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1932. It is simply and rather obviously written. Demo is part of a Greek community where his father is a shoemaker, church super and the community drunk. Many of the moral fables that make up the book are fairly pat and sentimental, but the telling, nevertheless, is warm, real, and pleasantly full of the color, personalities, and problems of an exotic and proud foreign community. An earnest, somewhat contrived, but generally appealing book.