This website uses cookies

Welcome! This website uses cookies to give the best, most relevant experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use / EULA. The website is intended for adults 18 years of age or older or who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. By accessing the website, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.

Christ in Concrete

Binding: Paperback
List Price: $16.00
Our Price: $3.00 USD
Qty Avail: 2

ISBN: 9780451214218
Publisher: New American Library
Language: English
Page Count: 226
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Size: 8.07" l x 5.35" w x 0.71"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Fiction Classics
Fiction Literary
Pulsing with reality, harsh, beautiful, and uncompromising, Christ in Concrete takes place on the Lower East Side of New York City shortly before the Great Depression. Largely autobiographical, Christ in Concrete opens with the dramatic Good Friday collapse of a building under construction, which buries in its rubble the bricklayers working on the upper floors and literally crucifies in concrete Geremio, whose death leaves his pregnant wife and eight children impoverished. His bright, studious oldest son, Paul, at just twelve years of age, must take over his father's role - and job. Paul's odyssey into manhood begins on the high girders, where death is an occupational hazard and a boy's dreams are the first fatality. Vibrant with the rich ethnicity of the city, sonorous with a prose that recalls the speakers' Italian origins, and impassioned in its outrage at prejudice and exploitation, Pietro di Donato's Christ in Concrete is a powerful social document and a rare, deeply moving human story about the American immigrant experience.

You May Also Like