After 64 years, Mezzabotte Coletta, a retired truck driver for a Toronto macaroni factory, is retuning to his native Italia. In his native village of Supino, is a rundown villa bought sight unseen by Mezzabotte Coletta 's daughter Maria - an olive branch after years of family struggle. While she and her husband breathe in the chatter of local tradesmen, the fragrant offerings of well-wishing neighbors, and the aroma of fine wine, her father awaits in Canada, anticipating the day he will again touch Italian soil. Hoping to avoid the wounds of his difficult marriage and the onset of senility, father and daughter retrace footsteps that yield from the Saint of Special Favors a miraculous recovery.
|Publisher:||Pacific Place Publishing|
|File size:||555 KB|
About the Author
Maria Coletta McLean is a Canadian-born writer of Italian ancestory. She collected and contributed to MAMA MIA! Good Italian Girls Talk Back (ECW, 2004). MY FATHER CAME FROM ITALY (Raincoast Books, 2000) is a daughter's loving account of reclaiming her aged father's dignity by returning to his home village of Supino.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
the author did a fine job of transporting the reader between Toronto and Italy. we have first-hand experience of this very subject, so we were able to relate easily. it's an easy read, nostalgic, her husband reminds me of mine when transported to Italy. the only weakness: the ending left much unanswered. I would highly recommend this book for an Italian American book club selection - our lodge will be doing so very soon.