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ISBN13: 9780743400169
ISBN10: 074340016x
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A love story of tremendous beauty...a tale of passion, adventure, and ambition set against the streets of San Francisco, America's most romantic city.

Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry. Rising to success through hard work and a loveless marriage to the daughter of the city's wealthiest family, he risks it all for the exotic beauty of a woman who shares his secret and scandalous passion.

From Nob Hill to the harbor, San Francisco comes alive through three immigrant families — Italian, Irish, and Chinese — whose intertwining dreams are propelled by the emotional events of America's coming of age...

Synopsis:

Out of print for five years, this generational classic by the author of "Spartacus" spent six months on the bestsellers list. It is the story of Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, who battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry. Rising to success through hard work and a loveless marriage, he risks all for the exotic beauty of a woman who shares his secret and scandalous passion.

Synopsis:

A love story of tremendous beauty...a tale of passion, adventure, and ambition set against the streets of San Francisco, America's most romantic city.

Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry. Rising to success through hard work and a loveless marriage to the daughter of the city's wealthiest family, he risks it all for the exotic beauty of a woman who shares his secret and scandalous passion.

From Nob Hill to the harbor, San Francisco comes alive through three immigrant families — Italian, Irish, and Chinese — whose intertwining dreams are propelled by the emotional events of America's coming of age...

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sunflowerscnh, April 3, 2008 (view all comments by sunflowerscnh)
In 1988 I purchased this paperback in a used bookstore. Though it was my first experience with historical fiction I was glued to each page. Mr. Fast is a brilliant story-teller that created characters that are exposed, raw, and real. This story has stayed with me all of these years, I often recommend it. Being a Sicilian-American that grew up in San Fransisco I could see the landscape in my mind and smell the streets with a hint of salt in the fog. This is not just a great read, it's an experience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743400169
Author:
Fast, Howard
Publisher:
I Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Italian americans
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Love stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Immigrants Saga
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20000801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.3125 in 16.624 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Out of print for five years, this generational classic by the author of "Spartacus" spent six months on the bestsellers list. It is the story of Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, who battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry. Rising to success through hard work and a loveless marriage, he risks all for the exotic beauty of a woman who shares his secret and scandalous passion.
"Synopsis" by , A love story of tremendous beauty...a tale of passion, adventure, and ambition set against the streets of San Francisco, America's most romantic city.

Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry. Rising to success through hard work and a loveless marriage to the daughter of the city's wealthiest family, he risks it all for the exotic beauty of a woman who shares his secret and scandalous passion.

From Nob Hill to the harbor, San Francisco comes alive through three immigrant families — Italian, Irish, and Chinese — whose intertwining dreams are propelled by the emotional events of America's coming of age...

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