Poet / Novelist / Thinker


Journey Beyond 2012

Journey Beyond 2012

According to the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus and other prognosticators, December 21, 2012 was to usher in dramatic changes for the world – if the world did not end first. Piero Rivol’s visionary novel, Journey Beyond 2012, explores those predictions through the lives of three people: George, an engineer of international construction projects; his wife, Valeria; and Ryan, a financier, business partner and friend. As December 21, 2012 nears, each character imagines a different turning point. How they cope with what actually happens takes this engaging and memorable story to a fitting climax as it suggests an innovative direction for the new millennium.


The Castaway

Written as a sequel to Sunset in Sarasota, Piero Rivolta’s acclaimed 2007 novel , The Castaway tells the story of a man found adrift on a catamaran in the Gulf of Mexico, who is rescued and brought to a care facility in the Yucatan run by an unconventional Jesuit. The man seems to remember nothing of his past except his name. To speed his recovery, the priest engages him in searching conversations and introduces him to a captivating woman who  runs a school for children. As their three lives intertwine and their secrets come to light, they become entangled in a complex web of emotions.


Alex and the Color of the Wind

Alex and the Color of the Wind finds author Piero Rivolta pondering the universal themes of love, success, family, isolation and the search for grace. Emotional, thoughtful, and steeped in longing, the novel’s fable-like tone establishes the setting for this profound philosophical examination of life.


Sunset in Sarasota

The musings of a successful man who has come to a crossroads in his life. Haunted by lost love, he reflects on societal alienation and disillusion, and readies himself for a future that is just beyond the horizon.

Piero Rivolta’s love letter to Sarasota is suffused with a melancholic longing and a metaphoric reaching toward grace. Told in a prose gentle and quiet, this elegiac tale of love and loss grips the imagination and attention of the reader from first page to last.