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The Closer We Are to Dying

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The Closer We Are to Dying is newspaper columnist Joe Fiorito’s spectacular debut as a book writer. A natural story-teller, Fiorito’s extraordinary talent is revealed in prose that is spare, tough, and tender. In this memoir of his family, he writes with a full heart, wielding language like a knife.

In the 1950s in Fort William, Ontario, when Joe Fiorito was growing up, it
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by McClelland & Stewart (first published 1999)
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Painter Lady
Oct 08, 2016 Painter Lady rated it really liked it
Shelves: journeying-grief
I thought this was a beautiful memoir, capturing the vulnerability that comes with watching a parent slip away. I think that the narratives that are strung together through the 20 nights that Joe spends with his dying father, are elegantly written with humour and honesty. This was the authentic journey of an Italian Canadian family. A Good Read!
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This was a wonderful book. Poignant, humorous at times, and a verry moving story of a son keeping vigil. I love finding Canadian Authors!!!
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