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By Anthony De Sa

ISBN-10: 0385664362

ISBN-13: 9780385664363

ISBN-10: 1565129261

ISBN-13: 9781565129269

Shortlisted for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Like Wayson Choy and David Bezmozgis sooner than him, Anthony De Sa captures, in tales brimming with existence, the blameless goals and sour disappointments of the immigrant experience.

At the center of this selection of in detail associated tales is the connection among a father and his son. a tender fisherman washes up approximately lifeless at the shorelines of Newfoundland. it truly is Manuel Rebelo who has attempted to flee the suffocating smallness of his Portuguese village and the crushing weight of his mother’s expectancies to construct a destiny for himself in a terra nova. Manuel struggles to shed the traditions of a village frozen in time and to silence the brutal voice of Maria Theresa da Conceicao Rebelo, yet embracing the promise of his followed land isn't so simple as he had hoped.

Manuel’s son, Antonio, is born into Toronto’s little Portugal, an international of colorful homes and labyrinthine again alleys. within the Rebelo domestic the Church looms huge, women and men inhabit sharply divided house, pigs are slaughtered within the storage, and a relatives lives within the shadow solid through a father’s mess ups. so much days Antonio and his neighbors take to their motorcycles, pushing the limits in their neighbourhood road via highway, but if they ultimately holiday via to town past they confront risks of a brand new sort.

With superb aspect, larger-than-life characters and passionate empathy, Anthony De Sa invitations readers into the lives of the Rebelos and unearths there either the promise and the disgruntlement inherent within the offerings made by way of the daddy and the expectancies put on the son.

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