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All My Fallen Angelas (Paperback) (Gianna Patriarca)

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All My Fallen Angelas is a collection of stories inspired by the lives of Italian-Canadian women living in Toronto from the 1960s to the present. The stories document their strength and resilience, their power and vulnerability as the women move in community that allowed their presence in shops, factories, and churches, but offered them little else for entertainment and self-exploration outside of their families. The stories cover a wide range of women's experiences from loneliness; disappointment; mothering; marriages, arranged and not arranged, that were loving, simply stable, or violent. As a whole, the book provides the reader with a sense of Toronto's Italian immigrant community in its urban landscape, housing, social life, work and education options. The stories are the work of a raconteur who has been listening carefully to a wide range of women who shared their feelings in the kitchens and basements of their lives when the men were not around, when they were asleep or otherwise occupied. Each story ends on an ambiguous or poignant note that invokes the reader's imagination. These stories are not simply accounts of women's lives. They are literature: often humourous, sometimes tragic, and eternally human.
Number of Pages: 144.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brunswick Books
Author: Gianna Patriarca
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2015
TCIN: 51225371
UPC: 9781771332774
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9919

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