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Title: The End (Signed First Edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
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Edition: 1st Edition....
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A brilliant debut novel about a single day in 1953 as lived by six people at an Ohio carnival
A small, incongruous man receives an excruciating piece of news. His son has died in a POW camp in Korea. It is August 15, 1953, the day of a tumultuous street carnival in Elephant Park, an Italian immigrant enclave in Ohio. The man is Rocco LaGrassa, and his many years of dogged labor, paternal devotion, and steadfast Christian faith are about to come to a crashing end. He is the first of many exquisitely drawn characters we meet that day, each of whom will come to their own conclusion.
The End by Salvatore Scibona follows an elderly abortionist, an enigmatic drapery seamstress, a teenage boy, a jeweler―dramatically into the heart of a crime that will twist all their lives. Against a background of immigration, broken loyalties, and racial hostility, we at last return to August 15, 1953, and see everything Rocco saw―and vastly more―through the eyes of various characters in the crowds.
The End is the unforgettable debut of a singular new American novelist.About the Author:
Salvatore Scibona's fiction has been published in The Threepenny Review and the Pushcart Prize anthology. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is the writing coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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