Conspicuous Accents

Edited by Licia Canton

Conspicuous Accents
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Conspicuous Accents is a must-have volume for anyone who loves to read short fiction! Forty-two literary gems that are conspicuous by their power to move the reader. Some are serious, others are romantic, others still are grim; some are introspective, others comical, and some ... Read more


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Conspicuous Accents is a must-have volume for anyone who loves to read short fiction! Forty-two literary gems that are conspicuous by their power to move the reader. Some are serious, others are romantic, others still are grim; some are introspective, others comical, and some combine different elements that defy categorization. The settings are also diverse: Canada and Italy dominate, but readers will delight in the multiplicity of geographical and physical locations ? the canals of Venice, a deserted park in an otherwise crowded Toronto, the sky over Beijing, the edge of Mount Vesuvius, a toilet in Perugia, a confessional in a church in Florence. The characters we encounter run the gamut of human behaviour: some are sensitive and sympathetic, others are vile and not the type to associate with ? but all, just like the stories, reveal something about humanity and ultimately about ourselves.

Licia Canton

Licia Canton is the author of the short story collection Almond Wine and Fertility (2008) and editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She is also co-editor of several books, including the 2012 volumes on the internment of Italian Canadians ? Beyond Barbed Wire (Essays) and Behind Barbed Wire (Creative Works). Since 2010, she is president of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers. She holds a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal.

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