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Augustus Cileone

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I was born in South Philadelphia. I attended Temple University. I have a Master’s Degree in English and teacher certifications in elementary and secondary education. My latest novel, Out of the Picture, is a mystery for movie lovers. My author royalties are being donated to an animal shelter, Kitty Cottage, where I volunteer. I won a fiction contest sponsored by Oak Tree Press which published my first novel, A Lesson in Murder. I won first prize for fiction at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference in 2007 and a short story award at the same conference in 2010. I was cited for honorable mention for one of my plays in the Stage Play/Script category of the Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. I was one of the winners in this category in ...more

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A Lesson in Murder

3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Out of the Picture

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Feast or Famine

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SPOILER ALERT! The plot of the movie will be discussed.I don't know if this 1972 film is the greatest American motion picture, but it is my favorite, so please excuse the length of this article. Being Italian American, I appreciate how Francis Ford Coppola captured with so much detail and, appropriately, flavor the ethnic culture in which I grew up. The world he presents to us in this movie is... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Eat, drink and be merry? Not here. A traumatized man reflects on his conflicted Catholic Italian American upbringing.

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“Man, do you ever feel it's just the hope of things we live for?' I asked. 'I mean, it's like the things themselves are just a big disappointment, you know? We like the searching, the dreaming. It's sort oflike the way previews for a movie are better than the film itself sometimes. What was that line I heard from Spock on Star Trek? He says 'Having is not as good as wanting' or something like that. Like, reality is the ultimate letdown.”
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“The house does not always win when it is run by a nice guy instead of a wiseguy.”
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