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Book Title: A Place for Us: A Greek Immigrant Boy's Odyssey to a New Country and an Unknown Father|
The author of the book: Nicholas Gage
Edition: Chandler House Press
Date of issue: November 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9781886284739
Format files: PDF
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A Place for us is the sequel to the book Eleni, which I read twice when it came out in the 1980s. In this one, there’s a scene that ends the story in July of 1983 which is exactly when I was experiencing Epirus, Greece for the first time as a newly married non-Greek Nifi. The book has so much meaning for me and I’m not sure why it took me so long to read it (written in 1989). During that time, I was trying to make sense of the area while overcoming my own culture shock and adjusting to marriage. In A Place for Us, the culture and history of Northern Epirus is interspersed throughout the tale of Gage’s experience as a nine-year-old refugee in the United States. His immigrant experience is peppered with such sadness but also with hilarious laugh-out-loud mishaps. Gage also tells of his father’s immigrant experience in the U.S., which has so many similarities to many of the Greek immigrants of the 1980s with whom I worked in diners and restaurants. I absolutely love this book but I honestly don’t know if it’s because of my own Greek connection, though I don’t think so. I heartily recommend reading, Eleni first. However A Place for Us can stand independently as its own book. In any event, this is a story for those readers who enjoy reading about history, culture and relationships.
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Read information about the authorNicholas Gage (born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis; Greek: Νίκος Γκατζογιάννης) is a Greek-American author and investigative journalist.
Gage started out as an investigative reporter for the New York Times, and later wrote for the Wall Street Journal. His experiences as a reporter were the basis for the television show “The Andros Targets”.
He is most famous for two autobiographical memoirs, the best-selling Eleni (translated into 32 languages, and adapted into film) and A Place for Us.