Flight from Alberobello
FLIGHT FROM ALBEROBELLO is a story about John and Rose who fall in love in Italy at the turn of the 20th century. Rose is sent to America to forget about John, who, becomes an outcast. Beaten and driven from the tenant farm that he worked with his father, John, sets a course of action that will help him find Rose. Fearing for his life, John leaves Alberobello and follows Rose to America where he risks the ultimate sacrifice.
The novel focuses on John’s struggle as he attempts to meld old traditions into a new world laced with conflicting attitudes and values. After years of personal discord, John discovers that he, subconsciously, harbors many of the same intolerances that once forced him from the land of his birth.
FLIGHT FROM ALBEROBELLO chronicles, fictitiously, the life of an immigrant in a small upstate New York City. It is a story secreted in the roots of many who were brave enough to seek a new life, in an unknown land, fraught with uncertainty and contradiction. For immigrants flooding to American at the start of the 20th century, it was a new frontier.