Edges, both jagged and sharp, spring from thetension of living and maturing between two conflicting factors:
cultural assimilation on the one hand suppressing ethnic identity
in the public square and on the other, developing a personal
identity which internalized that heritage. Edge upon edge, these
elements represent the conflicts for Italian immigrants within the
melting pot of Lamerica. This collection of memoirs and reflections, poetry and prose, takes the reader through one mans experiences
as a first born Italian in America and an American in Italy.
Italian-Americans will recognize the challenges of assimilation
in Edge City. Readers of all ethnicities
will gain a new understanding of
the Italian culture in America.