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the ledge - nl - uk
publisher: , 2003
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2005
translation: Virginia Jewiss
refered to by:
Annejet van der Zijl
|It is April 1903, and the steamship Republic spills more than 2,000 hopeful immigrants onto the pier at Ellis Island. Among them are Diamante, age 12, and Vita, 9, sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make their way in America. Amid the chaos and splendour of New York City, the poverty and crime of Little Italy, Diamante and Vita struggle to|| survive, grow up, and most of all, to become American.
Weaving her own family history into this colorful novel, award-winning author Melania Mazzucco has created an epic that is passionate, vibrant and sometimes shockingly dark.
Vita will appear in English translation in September 2005, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
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The story of the author's grandfather who, in 1903, at the age of 12, emigrated to America – together with a 9-year-old girl named Vita.
editor-in-chief: Stacey Knecht, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
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