Honeymoon, Arturo Vivante, SOLITUDE

by Patti Abbott

This story was originally in THE NEW YORKER but it isn’t a typical NY story. A young couple save and plan for their future life together. They live in the hills of Italy and take their honeymoon in Rome. Rome is too alien for them and they gratefully travel home by train. Knowing their place in their village satisfies them. Not knowing their place in Rome terrifies them.
Patti Abbott