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Joe's fruit shop and milk bar, Zoe Boccabella

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Joe's fruit shop and milk bar
Title
Joe's fruit shop and milk bar
Statement of responsibility
Zoe Boccabella
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Language
eng
Summary
'Nonno Anni gives me a nudge. "You know, when I first came to Australia, I knew that my life would change forever."' Leaving the small village of Fossa in Italy in 1939 to meet a father he barely remembered in a place that was far from everything he knew, fifteen-year-old Annibale Boccabella arrived in Australia determined to make a go of it. It was a time when everything was changing and anything seemed possible. Life was tough but you could still chase your dreams. More than 70 years later, in 2011, Zoe Boccabella and her family hurriedly try to save the treasured belongings of Annibale and his wife Francesca-Zoe's grandparents-from the rising waters of the Brisbane River. When Zoe sees the sign from their old fruit shop and milk bar about to disappear beneath the floodwater, this triggers in her a realisation that while she has long looked to Italy to discover her migrant heritage, much of it happened here in Australia. In Joe's Fruit Shop and Milk Bar, Zoe artfully weaves her own experiences with those of her grandparents, taking us on a journey from Abruzzo and Calabria in Italy to Australian sugar cane fields, internment camps, Greek cafes, and the fruit shop and milk bar that was the focus of a family's hopes and dreams for the future. With memorable, beautifully portrayed characters, evocative writing and a sweeping tale that reflects the experience of so many Australians, this is a story that will touch your heart and remind you of the important things in life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
305.851094
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Joe's fruit shop and milk bar, Zoe Boccabella
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Joe's fruit shop and milk bar, Zoe Boccabella
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890723016
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780733333828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780733333828
  • (OCoLC)890723016

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