by Andrew J. Borkowski
ISBN 9781770860018 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB w/ French Flaps | $21
Categories:Fiction - Literary, Fiction - Short Stories
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Winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Award
Finalist for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary Award
“You will never know what really happened to Lech or any of us. We mean nothing by it, darling. It is a silent agreement we all have with ourselves, that nothing will ever make us prisoners again, not even memory.”
Set primarily in the neighbourhood of fictional Copernicus Avenue, Andrew Borkowski’s debut collection of short stories is a daring, modern take on life in Toronto’s Polish community in the years following World War II. Featuring a cast of young and old, artists and soldiers, visionaries and madmen, the forgotten and the unforgettable, Copernicus Avenue captures, with bold and striking prose, the spirit of a people who have travelled to a new land, not to escape old grudges and atrocities, but to conquer them.
"When literary topographers put together a map of Toronto in fiction, Copernicus Avenue will provide invaluable information and insight."
- The National Post