The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim

Book - 1997
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efore The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, and with a new preface by the author, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1997.
ISBN: 9780679457787
Characteristics: xiii, 283 pages ;,25 cm.


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Oct 03, 2017

A melancholic look at an immigrant Italian family in 1920's New York. The novel has a slow narrative and medium characterization. The novel chronicles one mother's tribulations in adjusting to a new life in American with her American born children. Okay to read if you are interested in the story or the author.

Oct 01, 2013

Puzo wrote this book with a hemorrhage of prose. Every sentence is overly descriptive, every character action is described with fifty words where three would suffice.
It is a slow, boring read and not at all defining the people it attempts to bring to life.

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