ISBN 978-1-922803-33-7


What if your life turned upside down and you had to decide between the safety of home and your dream of a whole new life?

Serafina is known for her beauty, loyalty and love for her family. Following a devastating incident, Serafina’s life is left in tatters, but she needs to make a life altering decision that impacts her and her family.

Set across two continents, is Serafina prepared to sacrifice everything in the quest for a better life?

About the Author

Damiano Tripodi, a passionate writer and story teller, was born in Palmi a small beautiful city in the Region of Calabria in South Italy where the mountains meet the sea. Damiano migrated to Australia as a small child in the early 1950’s with his mother and younger brother – where they joined their father who had travelled earlier and prepared a place for them.

Damiano and his family settled in Traralgon, Victoria Australia. Damiano Married his beautiful Calibrisella, Melina in 1970, and together they have 3 Children.

Damiano and Melina have worked extensively within the Latrobe Valley community, owning an operating several businesses together, as well as Damiano following his dream and having a career as a teacher for over 30 years.

A highly respected member of the Italian community, Damiano is deeply passionate about his Italian heritage, and through his tireless work with the Italian and broader community earned the recognition with the Italian Government, which honoured him with the title “Cavaliere” in the Order of the Italian Republic. In recent years, in his retirement, Damiano enjoys spending time with friends and family at the family restaurant he has operated with his son for well over 20 years, and enjoying his role of adoring Nonno to his 7 grandchildren.