Almond Wine and Fertility by Licia CantonAlmond Wine and Fertility by Licia Canton

Almond Wine and Fertility

byLicia Canton

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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Licia Canton introduces readers to a panoply of characters and places: a bar in Sicily graphically celebrating fertility, a park in east-end Montreal where cultural values clash, a river bank in Italy where the course of two young people’s lives is altered, a suffocating sixth-floor apartment with little way out for its occupant… The stories in Almond Wine and Fertility are imbued with sensitivity and optimism, peopled by characters struggling to accept themselves as they attempt to negotiate between languages and cultures, between people and places, between the modern and the traditional. <_o3a_p>

Licia Canton is a Montreal writer, literary critic and the editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She holds a Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from the Université de Montreal and is fluently trilingual.  Her essays and short stories, in English and Italian, have been published in Italy, the US and Canada. Her latest book is Almond Wine and F...
Title:Almond Wine and FertilityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:111 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 0.31 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Longbridge BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0980970016

ISBN - 13:9780980970012

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This short story collection is a treasure Licia Canton is a master at gently, almost deceptively, leading us into compact little worlds of conflicting cultures... and also worlds of simply different ideals, where mind games are often played, and not so innocently at times. In the story "From the Sixth Floor," the husband says: " Why don't you jump... The woman below jumped, and it solved all of her problems." The wife endures the mental abuse, but only for so long. No, she will not allow him to win at this game--that would serve no purpose. The women in this writer's stories come out of difficult situations always with a sense of optimism. It's their starting point toward regaining self respect and dignity. Don't miss reading these excellent modern day stories.
Date published: 2009-03-29