Way to Be

Way to Be

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America! The word was his prayer. The America of the 1950's: consumerism and conformity, the golden ages of baseball and TV westerns, the easy availability of automobiles, Elvis and rock and roll, segregation and the civil rights movement, and the emergence of the Beat Generation. Luciano Martello immigrates to this America at the age of forty five with no job skills, a forty seven year old wife, and an eight year old son. His family is soon torn apart in the most painful manner he could ever have imagined. As each try to survive their unique environment in their own ways, the growing rifts between father and son, mother and son, and husband and wife turn Luciano's lifelong dream of America into a nightmare. He finds solace in a warm cafe where he meets Polly, a pretty American waitress. Is she the answer to his nightmare? Or is she an integral part of the nightmare? Rather than the life of plenitude he dreamed of in America, Luciano realizes that he could lose everything. Including his family.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 345g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514772787
  • 9781514772782

About Franco Sendero

Franco Sendero has authored the novels Tiller of the Earth, Way to Be, and The Salvation of Salvino Quipal. Prior to being an author he worked as a longshoreman, assembly line worker at an auto factory, life insurance salesman, department store manager, and government employee. He was born in Italy and raised in New York and California.show more

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