Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Madalenas detailed descriptions of the food and folkways of the Sicilian community are intended to be his resistance to the overriding themes of assimilation and conformity of the 1950s. As a student of African American history and a gay Italian American, Madalena was acutely aware that social policy makers at the time refused to acknowledge the reality of Americans diverse ethnic and sexual identity. Kenneth Scambray. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A realistic portrayal of the Sicilian fishing community in San Diego in the 1950s, Confetti for Gino captures the mood and atmosphere of a time that now seems antiquated and hard to believe. The novel centers around the DeMarino family, in particular fishing boat captain Gino DeMarino's stubborn attempts to break away from tradition by vowing to marry a woman from outside the Italian community, and his mother's (Mamma DeMarino's) just as stubborn fight to ensure he marries someone within the community.
About the Author: Born on December 31, 1919, in San Diego, Lorenzo Madalena grew up in the city's Little Italy. As a teenager, he often went on fishing trips aboard tuna boats. Madalena served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in North Africa. He is best known for Confetti for Gino, set in the Sicilian fishing community in San Diego's Little Italy and originally published in 1959. Under the pseudonym of Loren Wahl, Madalena also published The Invisible Glass (1950), set in northern Italy during World War II and dealing with topics that include race, homosexuality and ethnic identity. Madalena died of lung cancer in 1983.
Buchbeschreibung Guernica Editions, Incorporated. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1550712241I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Guernica Editions, 2011. Buchzustand: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95830047
Buchbeschreibung Guernica Editions, Toronto, ON, 2011. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. No Jacket. Book in illustrated wraps has very minor wear, tight, bright and unmarked. A novel of the Sicilian community in San Diego's Little Italy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002000
Buchbeschreibung Guernica Editions, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021550712241