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LPG Loan Stars Catalogue Fall 2020 Fiction

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Pigeon Soup and Other Stories

ISBN:

9781771337939

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Jun 10, 2021
$22.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.25in x 5.5 x 0.7 in | 0.6 lb

Page Count:

80 pages
Inanna Publications
Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series
FICTION / Women
Narrative theme: Identity / belonging|Narrative theme: Displacement, exile, migration|Short stories|Italy|c 2020 to c 2029
Italy

The characters in Pigeon Soup & Other Stories are navigating relationships and grappling with issues of translocation, language and identity, religion and culture, and food. These tales portray the dark places they inhabit physically, emotionally, or metaphorically, with twists that sometimes provide a flicker?or even a bright beam?of hope

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Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli was born in Calabria, Italy, and immigrated to Canada with her family at three years of age. She is a professional member of the Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers, Toronto Romance Writers and CANSCAIP. An alumna of the Humber School for Writers, Rosanna has been published in nineteen anthologies and journals. She has read at conferences and literary events in Sudbury, Parry Sound, Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie, Manitoulin Island, Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver, New York City, and Italy. Rosanna's novel La Brigantessa (Inanna Publications, 2018) was awarded Gold for Historical Fiction in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards and she received her gold medal at the IPPY Awards in New York City in May 2019. La Brigantessa was a finalist for the 2019 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award and the Northern Lit Award. It won a 2019 International Book Award for Best Cover Design, and The Miramichi Reader's "The Very Best!" Book Award in 2019 for Best Cover Art (designed by Val Fullard). Rosanna has been guest author at book club meetings, literary events, and reading series. Along with writing historical fiction, short fiction, and creative non-fiction, she has had five romance novels published with Harlequin and two children's books published with Pajama Press. Pigeon Soup & Other Stories was released by Inanna in June 2021.

"Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli's stories interweave themes and recurring characters into a marvelous tapestry of cultural expression and cultural dissonance. She negotiates these byways with warmth, insight, and a true mastery of narrative ellipsis. Although she never flinches from darkness and tragedy, the generosity of spirit in this work will, for the reader, act like a balm for a troubled age."
?Paul Butler, author of Mina's Child and The Widow's Fire

"These stories have an intriguing and child-like gaze that also turn a spotlight into some very dark corners? high-school bullying, sexual abuse, and childhood trauma. Notwithstanding the bones in the broth that threaten to choke, this collection is pigeon soup for the soul that rewards its reader. It may be the wonderment, the ultimate resilience or pushback of some of its characters. Whatever the ingredients, hats off to a brave Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli for making us Pigeon Soup."
?Darlene Madott, award-winning author of Making Olives and Other Family Secrets

"Reading Pigeon Soup is like being spirited into a chiaroscuro small town, receiving a gift of sight that reveals all hidden shames and unseen heroism. Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli sees into the heart of a fraught and beautiful heritage, and draws the reader in with great love to enjoy the aching, funny, proud, devastating, and delicious experience of being Italian American."
?Donna Lee Miele, contributing writer, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana

"An exquisitely crafted, engaging and lively collection of novelle, Pigeon Soup & Other Stories, similarly to the sumptuous Mediterranean dishes seductively garnishing its pages, serves us a reading to be savoured, much like anything that is fine in life. Woven into a realist framework of old-country customs and new-world expectations, the narrative's interlacing strands of solid plot, sound psychological character study, and language and identity issues deploy an intense literary glow that caresses our sensibilities. Refreshingly innovative, too, the other side of the coin: the stories are not exclusive to one culture. And so, having enjoyed Nonna's "comforting bowl" of free-run unadulterated pigeon soup we find ourselves invited across the street (that is, across the page) to a "delicious bowl of Lipton's chicken soup." Ah, the joys of a pleasurable text, as Barthes would say."
?Gabriel Niccoli, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo. editor of Ricordi: Racconti di vite oltreoceano and Patterns of Nostos in Italian Canadian Narratives

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