A hilarious romp through love, food, and Italy.
Do you love life? In this hilarious frolic through the hills of Italy, our heroine discovers the past is never really gone: it runs beside us our entire lives, just waiting to bite us in the arse. love, life is a made-up true fable about coming out, going back in, getting fat, Italian food, and stalking the Piazzo Bernardini. It’s a haunting love story, transcending decades, countries, and heartbreak. A Newfoundlander in Italy offers the humour, optimism, and romantic yearning the world needs now.
About the author
Bernardine Ann Teráz Stapleton is an award-winning playwright, a writer and performer of unique distinction. She has served as writer in residence at Memorial University, as playwright in residence with several national companies, and as artistic director of theatre festivals. Her plays are regularly produced nationally and internationally; her short fiction has appeared in Riddle Fence and The Newfoundland Quarterly. Previous books include They Let Down Baskets (coauthor), This Is the Cat, and Rants, Riffs and Roars.
"[love, life is] an adroit interweaving, revolving around a central hub of the necessity of self-acknowledgement [...] [an amalgam] of wry awareness, playful and painful recall, and sheer imagination."
"It’s rich, and strange, and fantastic in both senses of the word [...] even though it has moments of darkness, this little book is drenched with light."