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Philadelphia Italian Market, setting for Boxes, amystery story and social commentary rolled up into an uplifting novel

Boxes is set in Philadelphia in 1998. The scrappy metropolis joins colorful characters from humanity's spectrum who battle the same vexing challenges we face today.

The first draft of Boxes began in 1986 and the final draft was completed in 2020. Over those years, Boxes matured to greater poignancy inspired by life experiences.

The messages in Boxes are as pertinent now as when its first words appeared on the black & white screen of a boxy Macintosh SE. Technology has changed exponentially. The human condition has not.

The Italian Market in Philadelphia

Photo: Thomas DeSanto

Boxes-The Trappings of Society and Relationships  ©2020 Thomas DeSanto

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