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The last days of Ellis Island

Josse, Gaëlle (author.). Lehrer, Natasha, (translator.).


Summary: "New York, November 3, 1954. In a few days, the immigration inspection station on Ellis Island will close its doors forever. John Mitchell, an officer of the Bureau of Immigration, is the guardian and last resident of the island. As Mitchell looks back over forty-five years as gatekeeper to America and its promise of a better life, he recalls his brief marriage to his beloved wife Liz, and is haunted by memories of a transgression involving Nella, an immigrant from Sardinia. Told is a series of poignant diary entries, this is a story of responsibility, love, fidelity, and remorse."--Back cover.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1912987112
  • ISBN: 9781912987115
  • ISBN: 1642860719
  • ISBN: 9781642860719
  • Physical Description: 203 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : World Editions, 2020

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General Note: European Union Prize for Literature
Awards Note:
European Union Prize for Literature
Subject: Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.) History Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Genre: Diary fiction.
Diary fiction

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