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Fiction Anthologies (multiple Authors)

The Exile Book of Priests, Pastors, Nuns and Pentecostals

Stories of Preachers and Preaching

edited by Joe Fiorito

Exile Editions
Initial publish date
Feb 2011
Anthologies (multiple authors), Religious
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    Feb 2011
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A literary approach to the Word of the Lord, this collection of short fiction deals with?in one way or another?the overarching concept of redemption. This anthology demonstrates how God appears again and again in the lives of priest, pastors, nuns, and Pentecostals. However He appears, He appears again and again in the lives of priests, nuns, and Pentecostals in these great stories of a kind never collected before?those by Jacques Ferron, Morley Callaghan, Hugh Hood, Gloria Sawai, Mavis Gallant, Leon Rooke, Barry Callaghan, Séan Virgo, Kenneth J. Harvey, Claire Dé, Marie-Claire Blais, Hugh Garner, and more. Not only is the religious material presented in an approachable manner, but it also fosters reflection and discussion and is perfect for courses on short fiction or general symposium teaching material.

About the author

Joe Fiorito was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. As a young man in Northern Ontario, he worked in a paper mill, surveyed roads, and laboured in bush camps prior to becoming involved in community development and arts consulting. Fiorito spent five years working with a staff of Inuit journalists at CBC Radio in Iqaluit, NWT before transferring to Regina, where he wrote, produced and directed CBC Radio's highly acclaimed "The Food Show," a weekly program about food and agriculture. Fiorito lived for many years in Montreal, where he first wrote a weekly food column for HOUR, and later signed on as a city columnist for The Montreal Gazette. His first collection, Comfort Me with Apples: Considering the Pleasures of the Table, a series of essays about food and memory drawn from Fiorito's HOUR columns,  was published by Nuage Editions (now Signature Editions) in 1994. In 2000, it was  reissued by McLelland & Stewart. Tango on the Main, Fiorito's second collection, was selected from his Gazette columns.Fiorito relocated to Toronto, writing first for The National Post and then for The Toronto Star. In 1999, he published his family memoir, The Closer We Are to Dying (M&S), which became a national best-seller and received widespread critical acclaim. This was followed by the award-winning novel The Song Beneath the Ice (M&S, 2003) and Union Station: Love, Madness, Sex and Survival on the Streets of the New Toronto. (M&S, 2007).

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