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Fiction Women Sleuths

The Sicilian Wife

by (author) Caterina Edwards

Publisher
Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2015
Category
Women Sleuths, Contemporary Women, Literary
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781927535615
    Publish Date
    Apr 2015
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

The Sicilian Wife is both a literary novel and a mystery. Fulvia, the Mafia Princess, must be a dutiful daughter or the family will be dishonoured. Though she eventually escapes and makes a new life in Canada, she is betrayed and then her husband is murdered on the Sicilian coast. The police Chief investigating the case is Marisa, who faces a station house of skeptical men as well as confronting Fulvia’s uncle, the boss of bosses. Interweaving folk tales, classical allusions, and recent Italian history with the conventions of the detective story in this powerful new novel, Caterina Edwards uses the literary noir to question the very possibility of justice and free will.

About the author

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Caterina Edwards was born in England of an English father and an Italian mother. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Alberta and has taught Canadian literature and creative writing at post-secondary institutions in Edmonton, where she currently lives. In 1997-98, she was the writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta. Her books include the short story collection Island Of The Nightingales.

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Awards

  • Unknown, National Post Best 99 books of 2015
  • Unknown, Bressani Prize

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