Updated: Sep 13
Frankie is one of Sam's best friends and also a potential love interest for him.
Francesco "Frankie" Daniele Amato was born to Sicilian immigrant parents who own a grocery and cafe.
His parents were originally from a small town 2 hours away from Palermo, Sicily.
Learn more about him in this "Nuts and Bolts of Writing" Podcast Episode here, where Tete.Depunk (from Instagram) and I discuss Frankie's role in "Sam in New York":
Frankie and Sam first met when they were 11 years old. Frankie is one of Sam’s best friends throughout the 1910s and 1920s and in the “Frankie” route of the visual novel, he can be Sam’s love interest if you choose to pursue him.
Frankie is the kind of person who keeps a lot of things to himself, since he does not want to be a burden to others.
In the “Frankie” route of the visual novel, he eventually opens up to Sam once they grow closer. As it turns out, Frankie has long had a soft spot for Sam, considering him one of the kindest people he’s ever met (and the world Frankie’s accustomed to is indeed a cruel one..).
In contrast to the talkative, idealistic, naive, energetic and mischievous Sam, Frankie is pragmatic, serious, and street-smart. He plans to take over his father's restaurant, Amato's, once his father retires.