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The Voyageur 2: Into the New World
The Voyageur 2
Into the New World
Jeff Sturge, Nick Marinkovich
2018
Fintan O'Neill's no hero. There's not a lot of money in 17th century Ireland, but the likeable, withdrawn 15-year-old's the poorest kid in Waterford, living on a small tenant farm with a tough cynical mother, forced to do what she's had to for her and her boy to survive. The...
The World at Noon
Eugene Mirabelli
1994
The World at Noon tells the story of Nicolo, who sets out to visit his ailing mother, sees his father (dead these past three years), has lunch with his daughter and falls in love with his daughter's friend, Roxanne. It's also about Nicolo's handsome wife, Maeve, a strong woman with...
These Shadows Remain: A Fable
B.W. Powe
2011
Images overrun the world. Toons filled with rage and hate hunger for life. A war between simulations and humans. People besieged in a castle of dreams. A mysterious knight shifts between worlds, holding the secret that could save all. Orphaned children lead him to the whirlwind, the terrible faceless source....
Thieves Never Steal in the Rain
Marisa Labozzetta
2016
Births mark beginnings, while funerals toll in endings. Yet there resides so much in-between drama in the timeline of an extended family: moments of intense joy, times of heart-wrenching grief, and the day-to-day plodding of ups and downs that color the struggle with loss in all of human existence. In...
Three by Three
Anne Dandurand, Claire Dé, Hélène Rioux, Luise von Flotow
1992
This collection comprises three stories each by three Quebecois authors.
At twenty, Sheyda Porrouya's life is almost over. Born in Iran on the day staunchly orthodox mullas declare the birth of the Islamic Republic, she is witness to their purging of the country of all things Western and un-Islamic. To make matters worse, as she matures, Sheyda seems increasingly unable...
Toni
Fiorella De Luca Calce
1990
A classic short fiction writer, Wade Bell lets his characters do the talking for him, electing to stay in the background. His style is simple but he's not afraid to pry open the heart of a character and expose it for all the world to see. Bell's latest collection features...
Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily
Trinàcria
A Tale of Bourbon Sicily
Anthony Di Renzo
2013
Drawing on history and family legend, Anthony Di Renzo presents a tale of progress and reaction, irony and paradox, in which the splendors of Caserta must yield to the wonders of the Crystal Palace. Both intimate and sweeping, Trinàcria questions the price of pride and the cost of prosperity and...
Untying The Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s
Untying The Apron
Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s
Lorri Neilsen Glenn
2013
Mothers of the 1950s were wasp-waisted, dutiful, serene, and tied to the kitchen with apron strings. Or so we thought. This collection of searing and startling poetry and prose unties the stereotype and reveals women who were strong, wild, talented, wise, mad, creative, desperate, angry, courageous, bitter, tenacious, reckless and...
Vanishing Villages
Clément Marchand, David Homel
1992
Clement Marchand is a seminal figure in Quebec literature, standing at the crossroads between the country and the city, between this century and the last. The original French version of this suite of stories, Courriers des villages, was awarded the prestigious Prix David in 1942. Marchand depicts the life and...
Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment
Venera Dreams
A Weird Entertainment
Claude Lalumière
2017
Somewhere in the Mediterranean lies the mysterious archipelago of Venera, a city-state drenched in erotic romanticism, fuelled by atavistic ritual, and suffused with surreal adventure and intrigue. Outside forces repeatedly attempt to steal its most closely guarded treasure: the secret of the sacred spice vermilion, and its power to alter...
Via Roma: Between 2 Worlds, 2 Men
Via Roma
Between 2 Worlds, 2 Men
Mary Melfi
2015
A story of love and lust with philosophical overtones, Via Roma oscillates between joy and tragedy. Drawn to and intrigued by two men of Italian descent, both equally smart, loyal and attractive, Sophie Wolfe, a native-born Montrealer, chooses one over the other, setting into motion a series of events that...
Voiceless People and Addolorata: Two Plays
Marco Micone, Maurizia Binda
2001
Marco Micone's first play, Voiceless People, portrays the exploitation of first-generation Italian immigrants Addolorata focuses more deeply on the role of authority in the father/daughter, husband/wife power relationships in the second generation. Voiceless People was awarded the Grand Prix du Journal de Montreal for Theatre in 1989.
Waiting for Stalin to Die
Irene Guilford
2017
Fleeing Stalin's advance into Lithuania, shaken by communism and war, four refugees end up in Toronto in 1949. Vytas, a young doctor who gets into medical school by saving a child's life, is haunted by a lost love. Maryte, a seamstress whose affair with a German officer saved her half-witted...
The stories in this collection centre around new immigrants -- spirited people prepared to leave their home and hearth to travel to distant lands in pursuit of dreams of a better life. But often times there's a reality check, and they are left to grapple with unexpected challenges: cultural shock,...
Where Seas and Fables Meet: Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought
Where Seas and Fables Meet
Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought
B.W. Powe
2015
This powerful, beautiful book blends parables, aphorisms, dreams, fantasies, anecdotes, witticisms, puns, vignettes, and prose poems in a meditative and often passionate way. It takes the risk of being free in its style and form, to affirm the possibilities of thought, spirit, heart, humour, and imagination. Here B.W. Powe gives...
Women and Lovers
Maria Ardizzi, Pasquale Verdicchio
2000
A novel of loss and retrieval. The main protagonists are Agostina and Giulia, mother and daughter, who have been separated by the trials of assimilation. The father's Alzheimer's disease acts as a catalyst for the mother and daughter's re-acquaintance with themselves.
Wordwings
Sydelle Pearl
2017
In 1941, twelve-year-old Rivke Rosenfeld lives in the Warsaw Ghetto, where she witnesses German soldiers slashing her grandfather's beard from his face. Her anger compels her to secretly write her stories and her memories in the margins of a book of fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen. When Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum,...
Writing Cultural Difference: Italian-Canadian Creative and Critical Works
Writing Cultural Difference
Italian-Canadian Creative and Critical Works
Giulia De Gasperi, Maria Cristina Seccia, Licia Canton, Michael Mirolla
2015
Writing Cultural Difference is a welcome addition to Canadian literary studies. The publication of this volume certainly dispels the belief that Italian-Canadian writing was a passing phenomenon three decades ago. The new generation of writers no longer focuses on immigration or speaks the dialect of their grandparents, but that heritage...
Writing Our Way Home
Licia Canton, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni
2013
Writing Our Way Home is an important contribution to literary studies. “Italian-Canadian writers are not just Canadian writers, but world writers,” states literary critic Elena Lamberti in the introduction to Writing Our Way Home. “They write from Canada with an original point of view on multiple (hybrid) identities and have...
Zoo and Crowbar
David Zieroth
2015
The Wind has mysteriously caused the death of all people on earth -- except for Zoo. As the last remaining person on earth, he must deal with this extraordinary situation, and the result is a series of dreams, shocks, hallucinations, events, explorations and the final outcome in the light of...
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