When The World Was Young

When The World Was Young : A Novel

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In Chicago, in the summer of 1957, Italian immigrants Angela Rosa and Agostino Peccatori are caught between worlds, as they cling to old-country ways in an era of upending change. Angela Rosa must cope with the building tension--exacerbated by Agostino's wandering eye--of raising five U.S.-born children who are struggling to define themselves within a family rooted in old-world tradition. But the events of a single tragic evening are about to bring all of their lives to a sudden, irreversible standstill--as a once resilient family begins to unravel under a crushing burden of guilt. A poignant testament to the power of sacrifice, loyalty, and unconditional love, When the World Was Young is a stunning tale of one family's will to survive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060857935
  • 9780060857936
  • 2,190,339

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"Tony Romano can indeed write ... When the World Was Young ... is a multilayered, often dark and edgy saga."--Philadelphia Inquirer
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