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IT'S ONLY GOODBYE : AN IMMIGRANT
STORY (ONCE UPON AMERICA)
New York : Viking, 1990.
can't believe what he's hearing. He knows he shouldn't listen to
his parents' private conversation but he can't help it. They are
talking about him. He and father will be sailing to America in just
a few short weeks. The year is 1892 and the family had moved from
Italy to France to find work. Umberto doesn't remember Italy but
he knows his parents miss Italy very much. Now his father will move
the family to America to find work. Father has a job on a ship and
will work his passage. He will take Umberto with him. When
he saves enough money, Mother and Joseph will follow. But all does
not go as planned. Will the two make it to America? Will they
greet Lady Liberty? It is important to greet Lady Liberty to ensure
that your new life will be successful. But, it may not be possible.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Italian Americans -- Fiction.
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