NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In 1950's Sunnyside Queens, working class Anna marries the boy next door, Douglas, a brilliant, handsome but uncertain young man. Doug's family is WASP, educated, intellectual, staunchly American. Ann'a people are Italian Catholic immigrants, domestic with no formal education. Doug and Anna's nine-year old son Ricky takes us through gritty 1970's New York. And then as an adolescent and young man he seeks to dig up the roots of his family's turmoil and his father's alcoholism and tragic death. In 1914 Italy nine-year old Enzo waits for his father to return from America. His mother has an affair with a priest and is murdered by her own father as Enzo witnesses the horrifc act. Young Enzo escapes to America and sets himself on a tragic course until his grandson Ricky redeems the family, finding compassion for his forebears and ultimately a rough peace.
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