Truth and Other
Lisa’s debut novel, Truth and Other Inconveniences, a multi-generational Italian American family drama, will be published by Red Adept Publishing in 2024. Told in dual timeline, it deconstructs a secret that forever shifted a family. The novel features three distinct characters—a wife afraid of being alone, a husband afraid to be himself, and an adult daughter who carries the weight of the secret into adulthood. In 1970s New York, Frank and Teresa, a young Italian Catholic couple, struggle with the husband’s closeted sexual orientation. In 2015 Los Angeles, when their daughter Lena agrees to plan her father’s same-sex wedding, the carefully crafted walls she’s erected threaten to tumble down. Follow the journey of the Antinori family as they attempt to first hide the truth, then to live with it, then to own it.