A new life awaits Peter in America, but he soon discovers the streets are not paved with gold. Filthy air, social unrest, and prejudice toward immigrants do not stop him from building a comfortable life - almost. A ghost from his past threatens to divulge Peter's deepest secrets and tear his world apart.
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The writing in this book flowed as one event led to the next. Andy made Pete a person the reader could like. His descriptions of the problems facing Peter when he first arrived are similar to stories I was told be my Grandfather and Father about their arrival in the United States.
As a avid reader of historical fiction, I was intrigued by this novel. This is a novel that makes the reader not want to put it down which describes how I read it. I loved the accuracy of detail that many immigrants of the early 1900s experienced upon coming to America from Eastern Europe. The characters are developed in a manner that made me more compelled to read so I would know happened to them in their quest for opportunities. Oral literature is becoming a lost art and this novel shows the importance of writing it down for future generations to preserve a culture and a world that no longer exists. This novel is an excellent example as is stated in the author's notes.