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Unto the Sons
This is a history of the family of Gay Talese. It starts with the boyhood of the author, and slips backwards to the stories of his father's life as an apprentice tailor in Maida, and even further, as we read about his great grandmother and the troubles she had with her in-laws. Joseph Talese, Gay's father, befriended his older cousin, who goes to Paris to be a tailor in a famous parisian shop. He eventually opens his own shop, as does Joseph. Joseph ...