The Pink House and Other Stories by Licia Canton

Forthcoming by Longbridge

The Pink House and Other Stories by Licia Canton

The Pink House, Licia Canton's much anticipated second collection of short fiction, like her first, Almond Wine and Fertility, delves into the lives of ordinary people who must contend with extraordinary situations: an elderly man is determined to renew his motorcycle license, a woman is immobilized on a cold sidewalk after an accident, a recent immigrant finds love on a blind date, a middle-aged woman remembers her first love affair, a suburban mom takes a break from her hectic schedule.

Click here to know more
The Pink House and Other Stories by Licia Canton

Longbridge Books
Publication Date: Spring 2018

Ships in Spring 2018

Trade Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-928065-10-4

English: 130 pages

$25.00 Canada, US

Order online and receive a 10% discount. Order three books or more and get free delivery in Canada and the United States.

The Pink House, Licia Canton's much anticipated second collection of short fiction, like her first, Almond Wine and Fertility, delves into the lives of ordinary people who must contend with extraordinary situations: an elderly man is determined to renew his motorcycle license, a woman is immobilized on a cold sidewalk after an accident, a recent immigrant finds love on a blind date, a middle-aged woman remembers her first love affair, a suburban mom takes a break from her hectic schedule. Licia Canton's carefully crafted narratives take the reader to a variety of settings: a vineyard in Italy, a quiet street in Vienna, a university library, a shopping centre, a crowded street corner late at night, a restaurant in Little Italy. As in her first collection, Licia Canton powerfully conveys the emotions that drive the characters to action and, in the process, compels readers to contemplate life and the challenges we must all face.

Licia Canton is the author of two short story collections, The Pink House (2018) and Almond Wine and Fertility (2008). She is also (co)editor of nine anthologies of creative and critical writing, including two volumes on the internment of Italian Canadians (2012). Her stories, poems, essays and creative nonfiction have been anthologized internationally, notably in French, Italian, Venetian and Chinese. Her immigration history is archived at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax. She is also a literary translator and critic, and founding editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She has served on the board of the Quebec Writers' Federation (2007-10) and is past-president of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (2010-14). She holds a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal and an M.A. from McGill.