October 9, 2014


“This astonishing and powerful debut novel begins in 1900 and follows the incredible journey of a young mother and her four children as they escape from Italy into the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Spanning forty years of triumphs and disappointments for Victoria and her children as they strive for betterment and a taste of the great American dream, Rodriguez and Vigorito’s finely observed tale is riveting. As a reflection of immigrant life in the early 1900s, it’s altogether epic, sweeping the reader along on a journey that’s both inexorable and poignant.”