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Vita - a novel By Melania G. Mazzucco

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In April 1903, Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, age nine, are sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make a life in America. Theirs is an unforgettable love story, a riveting tale of immigrant survival and hope that takes them from the crime-ridden tenements of Little Italy to the brutal rail yards of the Midwest.
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Vita - a novel by Melania G. Mazzucco

In April 1903, Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, age nine, are sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make a life in America. Theirs is an unforgettable love story, a riveting tale of immigrant survival and hope that takes them from the crime-ridden tenements of Little Italy to the brutal rail yards of the Midwest, on paths that cross with the Black Hand, Caruso, and Chaplin. It is a story that reaches across decades, to the son of Vita, who would travel as far as Italy to find his roots, and the man who could have been his father. In "Vita", Melania G. Mazzucco also tells of how she found Diamante and Vita in old photographs, documents, ship manifests, and the fading memories of her relatives, and from these fragments of the past imagined this gripping epic fiction of her family's history.

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"works family history and documentary material into a vibrant, richly detailed novel about the Italian immigration a century ago" Elle"

About Melania G. Mazzucco


Melania G. Mazzucco was born in Rome in 1966. She earned a degree in Italian literature from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and a degree in cinema from the Experimental Center for Cinematography. In addition to her four novels, she has written award-winning works for the cinema, theater, and radio. Vita was awarded the 2003 Strega Prize, Italy's leading literary award.

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CIN000407757
Vita - a novel by Melania G. Mazzucco
Melania G. Mazzucco
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Picador USA
2016-10-09
448
0312425864
9780312425869
N/A
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