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The Girls of Piazza d'Amore
By (author): Connie Guzzo-McParland
Connie Guzzo-McParland

Imprint:

Linda Leith Publishing - Montreal

ISBN:

9781927535202

Product Form:

Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 14, 2013
$7.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8in x 5 x 0.4 in

Page Count:

172 pages
Linda Leith Publishing
FICTION / Coming of Age
 
Best First Book, QWF 2013, Short-listed
  • Short Description
A quintessential Calabrian love story. The Girls of Piazza d’Amore traces the lives of three village girls and the forces that lead them to leave home for a new life across the ocean. Set in southern Italy in the 1950s, Connie Guzzo-McParland’s short novel walks us through the piazza and the narrow alleys of her own childhood, imaginatively recreating an entire world as seen through the eyes of a young girl who accompanies her friends on their evening passeggiate to the spring water fountain and carries their love notes to the boys they love. The joys of Calabrian village life are palpable, and so are its frustrations and heartbreaks, but this is a world on the cusp of irrevocable change, as family after family is leaving. And that’s what is most heartbreaking of all.
A quintessential Calabrian love story. The Girls of Piazza d’Amore traces the lives of three village girls and the forces that lead them to leave home for a new life across the ocean. Set in southern Italy in the 1950s, Connie Guzzo-McParland’s short novel walks us through the piazza and the narrow alleys of her own childhood, imaginatively recreating an entire world as seen through the eyes of a young girl who accompanies her friends on their evening passeggiate to the spring water fountain and carries their love notes to the boys they love. The joys of Calabrian village life are palpable, and so are its frustrations and heartbreaks, but this is a world on the cusp of irrevocable change, as family after family is leaving. And that’s what is most heartbreaking of all.

Connie Guzzo McParland is the author of The Girls of Piazza d’Amore (LLP, 2013), shortlisted for the Concordia First Novel Award by the Quebec Writers Federation, and published by Linda Leith Publishing in 2013, was shortlisted for the Concordia First Novel Award by the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and The Women of Saturn, published in 2017 by Inanna Publications. Co-director of Guernica Editions, she lives in Montreal.

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