House on the Fondaco Plain (Paperback)

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By Natale Caruso, Marino D'Orazio (Translator)
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At the beginning of the 1970s, Teresa Licciardi, a young widow, shutters her ancestral house and leaves her small town in Sicily, with her sons, for a new life in America. Her departure is the culmination of this beautiful novel, in which the story of a family across generations and continents becomes a hymn to the memory of lost time, people and places, and a celebration of the courage, dignity and love of the author's family and ancestors. Images of daily life, popular beliefs and superstitions, historical and magical events overlay cinematic scenes spanning the frozen Russian steppes in World War II and the boundless prairies of Australia, the gentle Sicilian hillsides and the tunnels and skyscrapers of Manhattan. This is a stirring epic of the immigrant adventure.

About the Author


NATALE CARUSO was born in Licodia Eubea (Sicily) and immigrated to America at the age of twenty. He taught Italian and Spanish in the NYC High School system for thirty-one years and is now a professor of foreign languages at the City University of New York. His poetry has appeared in various anthologies. His most recent novel is An American Story - A Novel of Black Migration North.

MARINO D'ORAZIO was born in Italy and raised from the age of eleven in the United States. He is an attorney, and also holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He has translated both fiction and nonfiction from the Italian. Soon to be published will be his translation of Mauro Covacich's short story collection, La Sposa (The Bride). He lives with his wife in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781605713700
ISBN-10: 1605713708
Publisher: Northshire Bookstore
Publication Date: June 12th, 2017
Pages: 188
Language: English
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