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The Pink House and Other Stories

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The Pink House, Licia Canton’s much anticipated second collection of short fiction, like her first, Almond Wine and Fertility (2008), delves into the lives of ordinary people who must contend with extraordinary situations: an elderly man is determined to renew his motorcycle license, a traumatized writer is unable to write, a middle-aged woman remembers her first love affa ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published February 28th 2018 by Longbridge Books
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Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Pink House and Other Stories is a collection of 15 short stories. Each of these stories stand on their own, but several of them are interconnected. 6 of the stories are about events surrounding a car accident after a Leonard Cohen concert and a writer experiencing a creative block post trauma. The stories are told from different perspectives; the victim, the driver, the passenger, making the connectedness less obvious at first, but apparent as you continue reading. 2 other stories center aro ...more
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May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading short story collections, particularly when there are connections between the stories, for instance, reoccurring characters. Such is the case in Licia Canton's The Pink House and Other Stories (2018, Longbridge Books), her second collection of short fiction.
The two main characters throughout the majority of the stories are Rita, an Italian-Canadian, and an unnamed woman who gets struck by a car outside the Bell Centre in Montreal. Some patience is required on the part of the reade
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