Almost Gone (Paperback)
A Novel in Stories (Portuguese in the Americas #20)
Tagus, 9781933227450, 179pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Brian Sousa leaves sentiment and saudade behind in Almost Gone, a linked collection spanning four generations of a Portuguese immigrant family. In this hardscrabble world, the youth struggle with the secrets left behind by their elders, as their parents fought through the pain and joy of assimilation. Told through various perspectives, Almost Gone is a working-class tale of survival that finds no easy answers, but cuts straight to the bone.