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Title The last days of Ellis Island / Gaëlle Josse ; translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.
Author Josse, Gaëlle, author.
Publication New York : World Editions, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Description 203 pages ; 21 cm
Call # FIC JOSSE
Note "First published as Le dernier gardien d'Ellis Island in France in 2014 by Les Editions Noir sur Blanc, Paris" -- verso.
Awards European Union Prize for Literature
Summary "New York, November 3, 1954. In a few days, the immigration inspection station on Ellis Island will close its doors forever. John Mitchell, an officer of the Bureau of Immigration, is the guardian and last resident of the island. As Mitchell looks back over forty-five years as gatekeeper to America and its promise of a better life, he recalls his brief marriage to his beloved wife Liz, and is haunted by memories of a transgression involving Nella, an immigrant from Sardinia. Told is a series of poignant diary entries, this is a story of responsibility, love, fidelity, and remorse."--Back cover.
Subject Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.) -- History -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age. (OCoLC)fst01094438
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Diaries. (OCoLC)fst00892657
United States -- Ellis Island. (OCoLC)fst01310628
Genre Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Diary fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726582
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical fiction.
Diary fiction.
Addl. Author Lehrer, Natasha, translator.
Addl. Title Dernier gardien d'Ellis Island. English
ISBN 9781642860719 (paperback)
1642860719 (paperback)
9781912987115
1912987112

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