The End

The End

Author: Salvatore Scibona

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320

ISBN: 9781555974985

Language: English

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Release Date: May 13, 2008

Description du Livre

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.

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