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In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu: A Novel by Tony Ardizzone Online



In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu: A Novel

In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu: A Novel

  • Title: In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu: A Novel
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  • ISBN : 9780312263416
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 352 pages


In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu is a magical, warm, and wise novel about a close knit family s immigration from Sicily to America in the early 1900s Wanting for their children and grandchildren than a lifetime of servitude in the fields of a tyrannical Sicilian landlord, Papa Santuzzu and his wife, Adriana, push their seven sons and daughters, one by one, to immigrate In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu is a magical, warm, and wise novel about a close knit family s immigration from Sicily to America in the early 1900s Wanting for their children and grandchildren than a lifetime of servitude in the fields of a tyrannical Sicilian landlord, Papa Santuzzu and his wife, Adriana, push their seven sons and daughters, one by one, to immigrate to La Merica, a land of promise and opportunity Here is a rich and vibrant novel about the stories families tell each other, stories that make up a deeply personal and a common history


Author Tony Ardizzone

Tony Ardizzone was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago He is the author of seven books of fiction, including The Arab s Ox, an updated edition of his previously published interconnected collection of stories set in Morocco, Larabi s Ox The February 2018 release of The Arab s Ox marks the 25th anniversary of the book s publication Ardizzone is also the author of four novels The Whale C




In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu: A Novel Reviews (7)

  • This author took an interesting approach to telling the Sicilian immigration story by taking mythology, superstition and various tales and intertwining them with the actual story For example, one character tells her child about how she left her village to go to America, and on the way she encountere [..]

  • Tony Ardizzone s beautiful prose evokes the voice of the people he depicts This book is wonderful on so many levels I like the sense of hope in these characters juxtaposed against the harsh reality that so many immigrants face Still, it s not heavy with sadness There is beauty in the way each charac [..]

  • This book will not neatly fall into a particular category and therefore may prevent it from universally appealing to all readers For me it was rich in unlocking secrets from the Italian immigrant tradition that has for too long gone unwritten As readers we are constantly warned of a string one must [..]

  • The author captures beautifully the Sicilian mythology our forebears sing to us The first chapter, Field of Stone, is one of the most lyrical pieces on Sicilia Back when we all were the great grandchildren of Adam and Eve, Sicilia was a young, ripe fig Her fields burst with wheat, rice, olives, suga [..]

  • On a sentence by sentence level of the prose and on a narrative level, this book is beautiful Ardizzone weaves the stories of first generation Sicilian immigrants siblings and their spouses with the threads of magical realism to create a novel in which the family is the protagonist. [..]

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