"Enormously brilliant. A mighty book, utterly engrossing." -- Dorothy Parker
About the Author
Born in Switzerland of an Italian mother and a Russian father, Niccolo grew up in privileged circumstances that were eliminated by the Bolshevik Revolution. His family relocated to Tuscany. In 1938, he resigned a position with Mussolini's Press Ministry and immigrated to the US. He wrote numerous short stories and a few longer works, many of which are largely autobiographical.