n The Lion's Mouth, an Italian-Canadian woman, Bianca, tells the story of her beloved cousin, Marco, whose life is disintegrating along with his city - Venice. Marco is her dark twin, her Italian self. As she tries to make sense of her cousin's breakdown, she describes her story and reflects on her immigrant and Canadian experiences, coming to terms with her dual cultures. The novel is multifaceted - a thriller, a study of social mores in Italy and Canada, a portrait of Venice, a self-reflexive account - and yet the whole is seamless, powerful, and elegant.
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(185mm x 110mm x 5mm)
Publisher: Guernica Editions,Canada
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Author Biography - Caterina Edwards
Caterina Edwards' latest book, a work of creative non-fiction, Finding Rosa: A Mother with Alzheimer's/ A Daughter's Search for the Past (Greystone 2008), won the 2009 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction. The Island of the Nightingales (Guernica 2000) won the Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Short Fiction. She has co-edited two books of life writing by women.