The Children

A Novel
Product Number: EB00053219
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453235010
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

A "profoundly shocking" tale of immigrant children growing up in New York tenements from the New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus (Kirkus Reviews). Ishky is Jewish; Marie and Shomake are Irish; Ollie is Italian. All children of immigrants, they are confronted daily by the prejudice that rules in one of the world's greatest urban centers: New York City. Living in slums, they must rely on each other to overcome hunger, disease, violence, and the bigotry of those who arrived before them. Fighting for a better life against the tide of poverty, the children must overcome their own city's barbarism, or be consumed by it. Heartrending in its scope and harrowing in its realism, The Children is an elegy of the ghettoes and a moving cri de coeur against bigotry and oppression in all its forms. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Author(s): Howard Fast
Original Publish Date: Dec 13, 2011

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