Life is a Great Game is a work of historical fiction based on real people and events embedded in a powerful work of fantasy. The story describes an actual event- a soccer match that occurred in Sicily on the same day that the Allied Forces invaded Sicily during WWII. Numerous captivating layers of politics, social and economic issues, including the timely topic of war and its consequences, are interspersed with timeless matters of sports, politics, love and camaraderie. This novel includes many factual details on ancient mythology, art history, literature and the sociological bases and consequences of emigration across many decades. Real life and its complications are portrayed through a story rife with intrigue and built around a soccer game in which the two teams on the field are not the only players. The portrayal of heroes and villains, many of whom are based on actual individuals, is a representation of the roles and positions played by all people in the game of life, itself.
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