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What We Are Capable Of

Short Story

by (author) Frances Itani

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443422192
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $0.99

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When her daughter, Sarah, returns home after a failed relationship, Em must hide the fact that her own heart is broken. As the two women heal, their ages and their distinct personalities influence how much they reveal and how they move on with their lives.

The short story collection Poached Egg On Toast showcases Itani’s ability to shine a clear light on what it feels like to be an outsider, displaced and disconnected from the world at hand, and how a single, small moment can cause a seismic shift in our emotional landscape. Wickedly funny and unbearably sad, Itani’s stories leave us with a renewed sense of humanity.

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About the author

Besides her two previous books of poetry (No Other Lodgings, Fiddlehead, 1978 and Rentee Bay, Quarry, 1983), Frances Itani has published a children's book and co-authored a book of short stories. More recently, Frances Itani, a Member of the Order of Canada, had a spectacular international debut with her first novel, Deafening, which received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; it was a #1 bestseller in Canada. Her second novel, Remembering The Bones, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Itani’s short story collection, Poached Egg On Toast, won the 2005 Ottawa Book Award and the 2005 CAA Jubilee Award for Short Stories. Itani lives in Ottawa.

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