Gravesend by William Boyle
Books / March 16, 2019

Gravesend , Brooklyn, a depressing neighbourhood that feels like small town America . A couple of depressing bars, shops, a Catholic Church, everyone knows everyone and everyone’s business. Told by 4 main characters, its a tale of revenge, of upset, of regret and human attrition, it’s a sad tale, a dark gloomy story. Alessandra Biagini , Failed actress returns to her old town of Gravesend, years after leaving to become a superstar actress in LA, her mother has died , her Father needs looking after and the dream in LA has failed miserably, she’s now at a crossroads, no job, no prospects and a town still how she left it, maybe worse. She hits the bottle ..what else is there to do? Conway D’innocenzio, angry young man, working a dead end job, hung up on his brothers death 16 years previous, caused by Ray Boy Calebrese, recently released from Prison for his part in the killing . Swearing to revenge Ray Boy, Conway can’t carry it out , doesn’t have it in him to be a killer, this itself sets alight a chain of unforgettable events. Ray Boy, back, changed, different, he appears remorseful, his old friends trying to drag…