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My Last Year in New York

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Anna, a curious 20 something, leaves her hometown of Venice for New York City to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime: an internship at Italian luxury fashion company Valentino. Her head is full of dreams and her heart is bursting with happiness as she starts her life in the city that never sleeps. She meets another Italian immigrant, Marco, who at first doesn’t want anything to do with her. She doesn’t give up and finally steals his heart. Together they take on New York City, building their life and making their American Dream a reality. With a future full of hope, they find themselves toying with the idea of starting a family, when suddenly, everything changes. Anna now finds herself alone in New York City.

“My mother had never known that there was another possibility. In her day you got married to have children, you worked to live, and you pretended to be content with the life you led. If somebody was truly happy, that was a blessing, especially down my way.”

“My feet always take me to the places where I hope to meet Marco: our bench in Bryant Park, our favorite table at Max SoHa, or the one on the second floor of the Met where, depending on the time, the light plays over the windows of Tiffany.”

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