Shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award
The innocence and clarity of Teri Vlassopoulos’s narrative voice reveals new and unexpected layers. The characters in these stories look for signs and omens as they attempt to understand events in their lives by framing them in abstract superstitions. The stories in Bats and Swallows are sharp, accurate, told with balance and skill.
"Vlassopoulos has found a way to carry over the wide-eyed curiosity and innate goodness of childhood into the mysterious, often sad, often tragic world of adulthood. "—Montreal Review of Books
Teri Vlassopoulos is the author of the award-nominated collection Bats or Swallows . Her fiction has appeared in Room Magazine, carte blanche, and Kiss Machine, and has been shortlisted twice for THIS Magazine 's Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Vlassopoulos lives in Toronto. Escape Plans is her first novel.
Danuta Gleed Literary Award 2010, Short-listed
“Bats or Swallows manages to evoke not just the uncertainty and fear of young adulthood, but its magic and inexplicable excitement as well. ”—Quill & Quire
"Vlassopoulos has found a way to carry over the wide-eyed curiosity and innate goodness of childhood into the mysterious, often sad, often tragic world of adulthood. The confidence in the voice, the originality of style and the achingly beautiful images are evidence of greatness to come from this engaging young writer. "—Montreal Review of Books
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