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A Place for Us: Eleni's Children in America

Gage, Nicholas

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ISBN 10: 0395455170 / ISBN 13: 9780395455173
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the front endpaper: "To Bob & Claudia, / Merry Christmas! / Nicholas Gage / Dec. 9, 1989." A follow-up to the author's bestselling "Eleni," about his mother's self-sacrifice during the post-WWII Greek civil war. Quarterbound in purple paper-covered boards with a purple cloth, gold-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; small pinkish stain to bottom of page edges; corners sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95); Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 002722

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Title: A Place for Us: Eleni's Children in America

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Gage, Nicholas, Place For Us, A: Eleni's Children In America

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Gage was nine in 1949 when he and three sisters set sail from Greece for the U.S. Their mother had just been murdered by Greek communists who tried forcibly to conscript the family into guerrilla training. In Worcester, Mass., the children met their immigrant father Christos Gatzoyiannis, separated for years from the clan. Expecting a tycoon, they found instead an out-of-work short-order cook, a proud, touchy, gruff autocrat whom Gage, resentfully, blamed for not getting the family out of Greece sooner. A fourth sister joined them three months later. The story of Gage's reconciliation with his father is the keynote of this wonderfully vivid autobiographical sequel to Eleni. Full of humorous, ironic, sad touches, this extraordinary, moving saga reflects one family's attempt to balance assimilation with the preservation of Old-World traditions. Halfway to becoming a petty teenaged hood, the author pulled himself together and became instead a distinguished journalist who returned to Greece in an effort to trace his mother's killers (as told in Eleni ). Photos. <br />Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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