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Midsummer

by Carole Giangrande

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Midsummer is a novella about a family whose fate in part revolves around the grandfather’s spiritual experience when he uncovers the remains of a seventeenth-century Dutch ship while digging a subway tunnel under the area where the twin towers later existed in New York.All her life Joy has been haunted by this man she’s never met — her visionary grandfather, the artist Lorenzo. Lorenzo’s children did well in life, and almost a century later, his granddaughter Joy, a gifted linguist, marries the Canadian descendant of the lost ship’s captain. Yet nonno’s story also led to the death of Joy’s cousin Leonora, her Aunt Elena’s only child. It was a tragedy that might have been prevented by Joy’s father, Eddie, a man who’s been bruised by life and who seldom speaks to his sister. Yet in the year 2000, he has no choice. Wealthy Aunt Elena and Uncle Carlo are coming from Rome to New York City to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They’ve invited the family to dine at the sky-high tower restaurant above the tunnel where nonno Lorenzo saw his vision long ago. On the first day of summer, Elena and Eddie will face each other at last.

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Carole Giangrande

Born and raised in New York City and its suburbs, Carole Giangrande came to Canada to study at the University of Toronto. She's the author of An Ordinary Star and A Forest Burning (both novels), Missing Persons (a collection of short stories), and two non-fiction books. She worked for many years as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio. An extended stint in Ontario's barnyards as a farm reporter caused her to re-evaluate her career options and she switched to writing. Her essays have been anthologized and her fiction, articles and reviews have appeared in Grain, New Quarterly, Descant, Canadian Forum, Matrix, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and Books in Canada. She's recently completed a new novel and she's now hosting Words to Go, a podcast for writers and readers. She's married and she loves language study (Italian and French), gardening, and of course, reading.
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