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BookThug Spring and Summer 2017

Bridge Retakes
By (author): Angela Lopes
Angela Lopes




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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
May 18, 2017
$18.00 CAD


8.1in x 5.1 x 0.2 in | 180 gr

Page Count:

152 pages
Bridge Retakes, the debut novel by Angela Lopes, is a whirlwind tale of love and family and the distances that people will (or won't) go to secure what they want.

A Bahian man and a Brazilian-Canadian woman meet on an online dating site. They come from very different worlds--geographically, economically, religiously--and yet, their connection is undeniable. When these long-distance lovers run up against their own belief systems and those of their families and communities, it's their desire to build a life anew that keeps them moving forward. But all the while, issues of money, class, gender, and corruption threaten to tear them apart.

"This is the story of Phila + Ze, of Canada + Brazil. And like all great love stories it charts the emotions around desire, all its sweats and confusions. And it does this beautifully. What Phila + Ze = is the plot of this book. And as such, what Bride Retakes adds to these stories and what makes it distinctive is how these sweats and confusions are shaped by more complicated forces, such as national borders and economic inequalities." —Juliana Spahr, author of The Transformation

Winnipeg-native Angela Lopes is a writer and editor and an academic tutor of writing and philosophy. She divides her time between Sao Paulo, Brazil and Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is an active member in the arts scene and recently worked with the Winnipeg Arts Council's Creative Placemaking Challenge--an art installation project displayed in the alleys of Winnipeg's West Exchange District. Lopes's essays and poems have appeared in an array of publications. Bridge Retakes is her first novel.

Electronic galleys available in March 2017
Launches in Winnipeg and Toronto

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