The Fortunate Pilgrim (Google eBook)
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: The Fortunate PilgrimUser Review - Michael McGrinder - Goodreads
The story of an Italian immigrant family in New York's Hell's Kitchen. I found it incredibly similar to my own upbringing as first generation Irish-American in the South Bronx (predating and including ... Read full review
Review: The Fortunate PilgrimUser Review - Thomas Strömquist - Goodreads
"Good storytelling in this pre-Godfather short novel by Mario Puzo. More drama than thriller. Liked the book fine, but i think it was too short; a tale involving a number of people and spanning many ... Read full review