Riga Tells "An Immigrant Tale"

March 12, 2019

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An Immigrant Tale BUFFALO, NY - Emeritus Professor of English Frank Riga, PhD, explores the struggles faced by millions of Italians who immigrated to America in 1901, in his new novel Beppo’s America: An Immigrant Tale.

A treat for enthusiasts of the “New Immigration Era,” the book tells the story of the newly vowed couple, Beppo and Rose, who were forced to flee Italy after Beppo is charged unjustly of murder. The narrative traces the couple’s arrival in Buffalo, delves into the struggles of the city’s immigrant communities, and culminates with the couple’s gradual acclamation to their new and unfamiliar culture.