Through a Portagee Gate

ISBN-10: 0972256148
ISBN-13: 9780972256148
Edition: 2004
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Description: Through a Portagee Gate is both an autobiography and a biography. It gives a remarkably honest self-portrait and an endearing tribute to the author's father, a Portuguese immigrant cobbler who came to America in 1915. The narrative reveals a deep  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Tagus Press
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 8.75" wide x 5.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Through a Portagee Gate is both an autobiography and a biography. It gives a remarkably honest self-portrait and an endearing tribute to the author's father, a Portuguese immigrant cobbler who came to America in 1915. The narrative reveals a deep desire to escape the confines of the immigrant, ethnic world, while also acknowledging a keen nostalgia about one's past, a need to remember and pay tribute to those who come before us. Felix accomplishes this through unforgettable dialogue and vivid characterizations worthy of Steinbeck, a prose, sometimes poignant, at other times hilarious, that strips human experience to its bare and powerful elements.

Preface
Prologue
I Come to California
Every Foul and Stagnant Pool
A Portagee Gate
No Taste for Air
"Them Portagees Are Wrecking That House"
The Inalienable Right of Revulsion
Senhor Fragoza
The Dermatologist's Report
"I Don't want a Portagee in the Family"
Better Far Better
"What Kind of a Name Is That Anyway?"
The "Mudsill" Analogy
Senhor Oliveira
A Money Test
Fidel and His Father
A National Calamity
PA
"I Should Have Voted for Hoover"
Pissing in Brockton
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Sir Master
Attaching the Dog
Chatting
The Only Portagee in Philadelphia
Mrs. Maud D'Haze
Podubnia
His Roll
At the Shop
The Cuckoo Man
Tickets
Old Ribeiro
The Bank
Sunday Dinner
At the Shop Again
Doctors
The Christmas Tree
Counting Money
The White Gloves and Brown Coat
Insurance
Eggs
His Father
The Fourth of July
Take a Guess
Locking Up, Saturday Night
Work
Giving to the House
No More
Among the Dahlias
Coca-Cola
The Americans
Cabral the Pharmacist
Sam
Polocks and Other People
Hannibal and His Elephants
Deliverance
My Blue Suit
Class
''If I Can Give You a Push Up, I Will Be Glad To Do It"
College
My Career
Ann Arbor
John the Beggar
Income Tax
Razor Blades
Coffin Avenue
Nothing Stays the Same
His Father Again
"Do You Still Remember Setubal, Mary?"
Gone
Lines
Like a Song

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