Denise DiFulco

About me

I currently am writing my first novel, the story of a German Jew who departs for South America at the dawn of the Third Reich only to find he is unable to escape his identity and history.

From my website

The Stop I Almost Missed

Twenty years ago this month I boarded a plane for Paris to embark on a timeworn rite of passage. With a small, rolling suitcase in tow and the typical, myopic worldview of an American youth, I spent the next several weeks touring eight European cities in five countries. It was,…

Fact and Historical Fiction

There are many things I miss about college, but footnoting research papers is not one. I’m old enough to have used a typewriter, which meant the inevitable missed key, followed by pints of Wite-Out and plenty of finagling with the platen. (Historical note: That’s the roller that feeds the paper.)…

Reclaiming a Lost Legacy

The letter sat at the bottom of my mother’s closet inside an old shopping bag, tossed among yellowed photographs, her Cuban passport and her American citizenship papers. It was written in German, a language she didn’t speak, but she kept it because it was addressed to her father, who died…

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