Radium Girl is a collection full of dark wonder where Papamarko explores the boundaries of love, death, loneliness and justice. In these stories, we are introduced to a cast of unforgettable characters: Margie and Lu, teenaged conjoined twins; Rosie who cruises funerals; Pete the predatory magician; Elda the Radium Girl and many more. These are magical stories; they twist and turn in unexpected ways, leaving the reader sometimes shocked, sometimes delighted and often breathless.
About the author
Sofi Papamarko is a former regular columnist for the Toronto Star, Sun Media Newspapers and Metro Canada. She's also written for the Globe & Mail, Chatelaine, Flare, CBC, Reader's Digest, Salon, Exclaim! and many other publications, both living and dead. Her short stories have appeared in Taddle Creek, Maisonneuve, Room and the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto with her partner and his son.
- Short-listed, ReLit Award for Short Fiction
- Winner, Foreword INDIES Award for Short Stories
"Papamarko’s writing is complex and fascinating. She draws the reader in with each story and leads them along a twisting path past pregnancy, baking competitions, funerals, and many other events — to a truly brilliant finale."
The Ormsby Review
"Easy and engrossing, the short stories of Radium Girl provoke unease and careful thought about diverse human experiences."