The Pink House and Other Stories by Licia Canton

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.

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The Pink House and Other Stories by Licia Canton

Longbridge Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2018

Trade Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-928065-10-4

English: 126 pages

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The Pink House, Licia Canton’s much anticipated second collection of short fiction, like her first, Almond Wine and Fertility (2008), delves into the lives of ordinary people who must contend with extraordinary situations: an elderly man is determined to renew his motorcycle license, a traumatized writer is unable to write, a middle-aged woman remembers her first love affair, a young woman is immobilized on a cold sidewalk after an accident, somehow Leonard Cohen is involved... Licia Canton’s sober narrative voice powerfully conveys the emotions that drive characters to action and, in the process, compels readers to contemplate life and the challenges we all face.

 

Licia Canton is the author of two collections of fiction, The Pink House and Other Stories (2018) and Almond Wine and Fertility (2008), translated into Italian as Vino alla mandorla e fertilità (2015). She is also (co)editor of ten volumes, including two on the internment of Italian Canadians during World War II. 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 University.She lives in Montreal with her husband and three children.