This is the story of a mother, who even with the loss of her husband to a mental asylum in cruel circumstances and death of her son, never gave up through the downfalls and struggles in her life during the Great Depression and racism against Italians at the time in New South Wales, Australia. It was not the life she wished for her son and she instilled in him the words, Never Give Up, Son. The book was intended as therapy for the author during his own downfalls and struggles in life, which included the loss of his business, homes and nearly everything else; but through it all he remembered his mother's words.
This book is dedicated to her memory and struggle and what the author personally overcame in his. This story has something for everyone: there's racism, bigotry and you enter the dark world of society's underbelly. Some things may shock you and some may find it hard to believe, but it is true. It unfolds during the post WWII period and beyond and is about heartache, betrayal and injustice and depicts real life in Australia at that time. You will find inspiration from the story.