Our Fortunes Together an Immigrants Odyssey

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A son tells a moving account of his immigration to the United States. Along with his parents and brother, their journey begins in post World War 11 Portugal in 1951 and ends upon arrival at Idlewild Airport in New York in 1957. Like many poor families, often times there are long periods of separation that must be endured to get here. The book further chronicles the trials and tribulations of an immigrant family adjusting to life in America in the 1960's, a turbulent time where many restrictions on social and cultural norms had been tossed out the window. The author goes on to describe how often times children of immigrant families acculturate faster than parents do, quite often resulting in alienation amongst generations. The writer describes growing up in America during that period of upheaval, rejecting his heritage, and becoming deeply embedded in the deadly drug and crime culture of the sixties and ultimately like the prodigal son, returns to reclaim his heritage and family. The book offers insights into the courage and sacrifices that poor immigrant families must make to arrive into the USA. It is a reminder of what it means to be an American and to cherish the freedom that underwrites its way of life. The title is taken from Paul Simons "America"..."Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together" and inspired by David Bowies graceful and timely cover for the courageous uniformed ground zero workers at the Concert For New York City at Madison Square Garden on October 20, 2001.

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