The Immigrants (Paperback)
|Author: Howard Fast|
|This generational classic by the author of "Spartacus" is the story of Dan Lavette, the son of an Italian fisherman, who battles from the rubble of the San Francisco earthquake to build a fortune in the shipping industry.|
From the Publisher:
In this first novel of an epic family saga, master storyteller Howard Fast recounts the rise of a poor fisherman's son from the cataclysmic depths of the San Francisco earthquake to become the head of a powerful shipping empire. He will risk all for a forbidden love.
The Immigrants evokes the emotion-ridden journey of rough hewn Dan Lavette as he builds a fortune in the shipping industry and marries into the gilded heights of Nob Hill society. Finding himself entombed in a loveless marriage to the daughter of San Francisco's richest family,Dan discovers solace and happiness with the beautiful daughter of a poor Chinese bookkeeper.