Copernicus Avenue

Copernicus Avenue

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Book - 2011 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Cormorant Books, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781770860018
Branch Call Number: BOR
Characteristics: 206 pages ;,21 cm

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Feb 07, 2018

This is a wonderful collection of crisp, poignant, masterful stories that range between the haunted fields of post-war Poland and the eccentric neighbourhoods of Polish immigrants in Toronto. The author has a first-rate eye for detail and character which make most of these stories unforgettable.

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