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Suosso’s Lane, by American Novelist Robert Knox Released on Web-e-Books®
The Innocence of an Executed Immigrant Sought at old Plymouth Home
Quincy, Massachusetts, USA – Suosso’s Lane, fiction by American author Robert Knox, is being released on Web-e-Books® in support of world-wide, cross-platform distribution of his socially relevant novel on the inequitable treatment of early 20th-century immigrants. Based on the scandalously unjust trial and execution of Sacco and Vanzetti for a murder they did not commit, the international cause-celebre of the 1920s, Knox's novel follows the search for evidence of Vanzetti's innocence lost for decades to a government sanctioned frame-up.
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In the Story
In Suosso’s Lane, journalist and creative writer Robert Knox revisits the history of Plymouth, Massachusetts, "America’s hometown," at a time when immigrant factory workers struggled to make their way in an America of long hours and low wages. The book traces the circumstances that led to the notorious trial and widely protested executions of Nicola Sacco and Plymouth dweller Bartolomeo Vanzetti, targeted by local authorities for their radical beliefs and framed for a factory payroll robbery and the shooting deaths of two security guards.
A newly edited novel, Suosso’s Lane dials back the clock to revisit the flawed trial of Italian immigrant Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a believer in "the beautiful idea" of a classless society in which all would work for the common good. A sober-minded laborer, Vanzetti suffers from the exploitive treatment of industrial workers in the early decades of the twentieth century. Outraged by the greed and injustice that mar his idealistic hopes for the "New World," he joins other anarchists in promoting strikes and preaching revolution. In 1920, Vanzetti and his comrade Nicola Sacco are nabbed by police looking for radicals and subsequently convicted of committing a spectacular daylight robbery and murder. After seven years in prison, even as millions of workers and intellectuals around the world rally to their cause, the two men are executed.
Seventy years later, when a young history teacher moves into Vanzetti’s old house in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he learns of a letter that might prove Vanzetti’s innocence. His attempt to uncover the truth is hindered by obstacles set by a local conspiracy theorist, the daughter of Vanzetti’s lover, a shady developer, and the eruption of a fire during his search of an old Plymouth factory.
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“Don’t come back, foreigner. We don’t want you.”
“Short, lithe, quick-spirited, Nicola Sacco paced the sidewalk and looked up and down the road. A bantam cock, a comrade called him. Vanzetti did not like the comparison. Cock fighting was inhumane. It reminded him of how the rich pitted worker against worker.”
“In the summer of 1927, young labor lawyer Joseph Machinetto hitchhiked to Boston from Philadelphia, where he had earned his law degree, to volunteer for the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee. Like Italian-Americans everywhere, Machinetto thought the anarchists were being railroaded not only for their radical beliefs but because they were Italian immigrants.”
“Taking advantage of the remaining daylight, he sat on the edge of his cot, balanced his board once more on the banana crate he used for a writing table, and wrote the difficult letter to Dante Sacco, his comrade’s son, who was now old enough to be shattered by the imminent execution of his father.”