1906: A Novel




1906: A Novel

by James Dalessandro

Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning historical novel reveals recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Narrated by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Post-Victorian city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battle—fought even as the city burns—that pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.

“A riveting account of corruption, greed and murder (set against) the great San Francisco Earthquake” – Dallas Morning News

James Dalessandro is CEO and founder of San Andreas Films. He teaches Advanced Screenwriting and Television Writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Katie and best pal Giaccomo Poochini.

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