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Paper Fish Tina De Rosa

Paper Fish

Tina De Rosa

Published May 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781558614390
Paperback
176 pages
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Set in Chicago during the 1940s and 1950s, this novel of Italian American life is populated by hardworking immigrants whose heroism lies in their quiet, sometimes tragic humanity. At the center of the novel is young Carmolina, who is torn between theMoreSet in Chicago during the 1940s and 1950s, this novel of Italian American life is populated by hardworking immigrants whose heroism lies in their quiet, sometimes tragic humanity. At the center of the novel is young Carmolina, who is torn between the bonds of the past and the pull of the future—a need for home and a yearning for independence. Carmolina’s own story is interwoven with the stories of her family: the memories and legends of her Grandmother Doria- the courtship tales of her father, a gentle policeman, and her mother, a lonely waitress- and the painful story of Doriana, her beautiful but silent sister. Understated, lyrical and intensely imagistic, De Rosa’s tale of Italian ghetto life stands out from other immigrant narratives by virtue of its artistry.—Kirkus Reviews