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An Italian Down Under: A Migrant Womans Tale Cloris De Matteis

An Italian Down Under: A Migrant Womans Tale

Cloris De Matteis

Published June 26th 2008
ISBN : 9781425157364
Paperback
471 pages
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Right from the beginning this enthralling story confronts the reader with the seemingly endless difficulties that Italian immigrant woman Cloris De Matteis faces Down Under in her new adopted country Australia. Cloris has an exceptional ability toMoreRight from the beginning this enthralling story confronts the reader with the seemingly endless difficulties that Italian immigrant woman Cloris De Matteis faces Down Under in her new adopted country Australia. Cloris has an exceptional ability to breathe vivid expression into the many experiences of an Italian woman in search of a new life away from a strict and abusive childhood. Spurned by her family and eventually disappointed by all the men in her life, she tries to cope with a young family in a foreign culture brimming with prejudices and scorn. Like most journeys, the importance is not reaching the final destination but what happens along the way. Cloriss witty observations and her keen descriptive talents give the reader a profound insight into the people she meets and the unexpected turns her life takes. She returns several times to Italy, but her family never welcomes her. She struggles with her feelings and lack of love, marrying twice to emotionally dead men, but with the determination of a true Aries she always manages to overcome her setbacks. This is a truly inspiring story - a tale that ends back where it started from, but one that provides a profound insight into the forces that drive someone to seek a new life on the other side of the world and later is courageous enough to admit and analyse her wrong decisions. It is a refreshing outsiders view of the diverse struggles she discovers Down Under and the battles to overcome them.