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Conspicuous Accents: Accenti Magazine's Finest Stories of the First 10 Years
Licia Canton (Editor)
Longbridge Books, Spring 2014
294 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781928065012
ISBN10: 1928065015
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

Conspicuous Accents is a must-have volume for anyone who loves to read short fiction! Forty-two literary gems that are conspicuous by their power to move the reader. Some are serious, others are romantic, others still are grim; some are introspective, others comical, and some combine different elements that defy categorization. The settings are also diverse: Canada and Italy dominate, but readers will delight in the multiplicity of geographical and physical locations -- the canals of Venice, a deserted park in an otherwise crowded Toronto, the sky over Beijing, the edge of Mount Vesuvius, a toilet in Perugia, a confessional in a church in Florence. The characters we encounter run the gamut of human behaviour: some are sensitive and sympathetic, others are vile and not the type to associate with -- but all, just like the stories, reveal something about humanity and ultimately about ourselves.

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