Kidnapped Motherhood, by Cristina Montescu   > read more...


Friday 27 June 2014

Marie-Soleil, a woman approaching forty, wants to have a baby. She has no partner and no opportunity of finding a donor whose identity she knows in her host country, Canada. Furthermore, most of her family and friends have stopped understanding her desire to be a mother. Facing the failure of her numerous fertility treatments alone, Marie-Soleil tries anger, humour, and walking. Can she escape her maternal instincts unscathed?

Translation by Jonathan Kaplansky of an excerpt from Cristina Montescu's unpublished novel A Hole in the Belly.


[Illustration: Catalin N. Ruxandu. All rights reserved.]

** La version originale de ce texte se trouve ici. **

Place and Belonging: André Alexis's Pastoral, by Pamela Davison   > read more...


Friday 27 June 2014

Review of André Alexis's novel Pastoral

Coach House Books
ISBN: 978-1-552452-86-8
168 pp, Paperback
Feb 28 2014; $17.95 CAD

The Real Venice: Songs of Protest and Five-Star Hotels, Part II, by Marco LoVerso   > read more...


Tuesday 24 June 2014


The Cipriani Pool [Photo: Marco LoVerso]

The Real Venice: Songs of Protest and Five-Star Hotels, Part I, by Marco LoVerso   > read more...


Tuesday 24 June 2014

Tourists who really care to experience the living Venice should ask their gondoliers to forget “O sole mio” and “Torna a Surriento.” The real Venice is in songs like “Giudecca” and “Stucky.”


The Stucky Pool

John Doyle's A Great Feast of Light, by Denis Sampson   > read more...


Tuesday 17 June 2014

On the eve of publishing his own new book, A Migrant Heart (LLP 2014), Irish-born Canadian essayist and biographer Denis Sampson rereads John Doyle's memoir A Great Feast of Light: Growing Up Irish in the Television Age (Doubleday, 2005).

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