From Library Journal
Readers may ask what makes this work a novel; it could be called an autobiographical/philosophical treatise, a reminiscence, or a "voyage of discovery." Viscusi (English and American literature, Brooklyn Coll.) is teaching in Paris when be begins to compare his new environment to his "hometown," Astoria, Queens. Reflecting at length about the past while hoping to explain it in terms of the future, he recalls his childhood days, considering how his early surroundings have affected him. An extremely cerebral work with long, convoluted sentences, this book will appeal to readers who relish extensive philosophical ruminations.?Ellen R. Cohen, Rockville, Md.
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Astoria speaks from the heart of the Italian American silence. -- Gay Talese
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