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A river of oranges : memories of a displaced childhood, Aldo Nazarko

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A river of oranges : memories of a displaced childhood
Title
A river of oranges
Title remainder
memories of a displaced childhood
Statement of responsibility
Aldo Nazarko
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A River of Oranges is a remarkable memoir of a childhood in occupied Italy and a beautiful study in the contrasts that occur when everyday life carries on through the fog of war: bombs fall, and children are born; mouth-watering meals are prepared, while families scrabble to make do with food shortages; alliances and borders shift, while children continue to play - sometimes by emptying the gunpowder from rifle bullets and setting them ablaze. This is an important and heartrending accounting about a childhood in wartime, at a time and in a place little understood outside of Italy: the years after the Italian armistice following World War II when Istria and other parts of northeastern Italy were transferred to Yugoslavia. Former allies become enemies, and the great postwar Italian diaspora began. From a boisterous extended Italian family living under one roof, the Nazarko family became "displaced persons" at the end of World War II. For four years the Nazarko family moved from one refugee camp to another, before emigrating to Canada in 1951. With few possessions and little money, Aldo's parents still managed to forge a good childhood for their three sons. This memoir is a testament to their resourcefulness and devotion. At its heart, A River of Oranges is a love letter from one man to his father - full of forgiveness, shining with joy, and brimming with tender gratitude
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1937-
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Nazarko, Aldo
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nazarko, Aldo
  • Nazarko, Aldo
  • Nazarko, Aldo
  • Italian Canadians
  • Refugee children
  • Refugee children
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
Label
A river of oranges : memories of a displaced childhood, Aldo Nazarko
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Call # 305.85
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
cap18903571
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781928065135
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A river of oranges : memories of a displaced childhood, Aldo Nazarko
Publication
Note
Call # 305.85
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
cap18903571
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9781928065135
Other physical details
illustrations

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