Pineapple Kisses in Iqaluit

By (author): Felicia Mihali

Ten years after her picture on a magazine cover made her nationally famous as The Darling of Kandahar, Irina moves up North hoping that new experiences would allow old wounds to finally heal. Yet, in the land of darkness and polar bears, she learns that there really is no place to hide from herself. When she meets Constable Liam O’Connor, her past comes out to challenge her once again.

AUTHOR

Felicia Mihali

Born and educated in Romania, Felicia Mihali studied French, Mandarin and Dutch, and specialized in history and comparative literature at Université de Montréal. Since the publication of her highly acclaimed novel Le Pays du fromage in 2002, she has written seven books in French and three in English, including The Darling of Kandahar (LLP 2012), which was selected by Canada Reads as one of the best books of 2013. Founder and president of Éditions Hashtag, she lives in Montreal.


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A wry beguiling portrait of a Montreal schoolteacher who exchanges one solitude for another, leaving her home to teach for a year in a Francophone school in Iqaluit only to find herself drawn into a fractious relationship with the constable uncle of one of her students. Mihali’s depiction of the northern city and the forbidding landscape surrounding it is frank and unsentimental, as is her portrayal of lonely people at the edge of the continent striving to understand each other, and themselves, with six months of icy darkness unfolding around them.


Felicia Mihali’s prose is at once lean and economical, but also razor-sharp in its depiction of the life of an outsider.


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Ten years after her picture on a magazine cover made her nationally famous as The Darling of Kandahar, Irina moves up North hoping that new experiences would allow old wounds to finally heal. Yet, in the land of darkness and polar bears, she learns that there really is no place to hide from herself. When she meets Constable Liam O’Connor, her past comes out to challenge her once again.

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Dimensions:

300 Pages
8in * 5in *
1gr

Published:

May 01, 2021

City of Publication:

Hamilton

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Guernica Editions

ISBN:

9781771835886

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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