Vita

by melania g. mazzucco | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 8858418247 Global Overview for this book
Registered by aetm of Viborg, Viborg Amt Denmark on 6/30/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by aetm from Viborg, Viborg Amt Denmark on Thursday, June 30, 2022
IN ITALIANO!

Ma Goodreads aveva il blurb solo in inglese, eccolo: "The award-winning Italian author Melania G. Mazzucco weaves her own family history into a great American novel of the immigrant experience. A sweeping tale of discovery, love, and loss, Vita is a passionate blend of biography and autobiography, of fantasy and fiction.

In April 1903, the steamship Republic spills more than two thousand immigrants onto Ellis Island. Among them are Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, nine, sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make their way in America. Amid the chaos and splendor of New York, the misery and criminality of Little Italy, and the shady tenants of Vita's father's decrepit Prince Street boarding house, Diamante and Vita struggle to survive, to create a new life, and to become American. From journeys west in search of work to journeys back to Italy in search of their roots, to Vita's son's encounter with his mother's home town while serving as an army captain in World War II, Vita touches on every aspect of the heartbreaking and inspiring immigrant story.

The award-winning Italian author Melania G. Mazzucco weaves her own family history into a great American novel of the immigrant experience. A sweeping tale of discovery, love, and loss, Vita is a passionate blend of biography and autobiography, of fantasy and fiction."

Journal Entry 2 by aetm at Austin Pets Alive! Thrift store on E 51st in Austin, Texas USA on Thursday, June 30, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (6/30/2022 UTC) at Austin Pets Alive! Thrift store on E 51st in Austin, Texas USA

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