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Journey from San Rocco

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In post WWI Italy, a widow with four children is given the opportunity to travel to America to marry a wealthy widower. This may be her only chance for prosperity and happiness, but is she willing to accept his terms that she is to bring only one child for now to America? Based on the author’s family history, from 1918 to 2006, the dynamics of a family, separated and rejoined as they search for the American dream, are explored. The three children left behind lived in orphanages or with relatives. They weren’t reunited for almost seventeen years. Did their mother find a better life and at what cost?

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