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Copernicus Avenue

Andrew J. Borkowski ✓ 0 Read & Download Download ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Andrew J. Borkowski Free download Copernicus Avenue ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ldiers visionaries and madmen the forgotten and the unforgettable Copernicus Avenue captures with bold and striking prose the spirit of a people who have travelled to a new land not to escape old grudges and atrocities but to conuer the. Andrew is a local hero in our neighbourhood winning the Toronto Book Award and all that I ve heard him read twice and would recommend the experience to anyone who has the opportunity The book is pretty good too I m used to cutting local authors a lot of slack simply because they re local but this book doesn t need the kid gloves to come out A solid half of the stories are really good and would stand on their own in any collection The other half range from decent to okay A few stories seemed to sneak in to keep character continuity through the collection and don t really stand on their own Most stories are in the 10 page range and so if they re not great they re over soon and none are so bad that they hurt The really good ones are wonderfully concise but still rich in character description and narrative Knowing the neighbourhood was also a great advantage for me as descriptions of still existing places are clear and after hearing him speak I know which existing names have been changed to what for the book I d recommend this one as there are many good stories well told between these covers

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Andrew J. Borkowski ✓ 0 Read & Download Download ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Andrew J. Borkowski Free download Copernicus Avenue ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook You will never know what really happened to Lech or any of us We mean nothing by it darling It is a silent agreement we all have with ourselves that nothing will ever make us prisoners again not even memory Set primarily in the neighbou. A linked collection of short stories set in Toronto s Polish community both in Toronto Roncesvalles Village from the immediate postwar era forward and in Europe I enjoyed the evocative descriptions of the city reminded me a bit of In the Skin of a Lion and the exploration of the effects of war and migration as first generation immigrants tried to settle in their new country haunted by what had occurred in their old one Borkowski also movingly explores the generation gap between immigrants and their children

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Andrew J. Borkowski ✓ 0 Read & Download Download ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Andrew J. Borkowski Free download Copernicus Avenue ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rhood of fictional Copernicus Avenue Andrew Borkowski's debut collection of short stories is a daring modern take on life in Toronto's Polish community in the years following World War II Featuring a cast of young and old artists and so. If you are somehow connected to the both popular yet seemingly unknown street of Roncesvalles Ave in Toronto Ontario this book will have some meaning to you but I m unsure if you can say anything else about it other than that it s a collection of stories Roncesvalles Ave now in 2018 continues to change and evolve but it is far from the Polish hub it was when I was a child in Toronto in the 90s and early 2000s frankly it was already changing back then What exists now is a weird combination of Canadian staples like Tim Horton modern staples like a vegan juicing bar and boutiue clothing stores Copernicus Ave the fake name given to Roncesvalles Ave in the book is not from that time frame but from the post WW2 period as new Polish Canadian looked to find their place in this country and did so by forming a place for themselves on Roncesvalles Ave In some sense those are the best stories in this book the ones with culture clash and the uncomfortable feeling of being different those are the stories I relate to the most Those are also the stories others will relate to the most as well because it doesn t matter where you are from feeling on the outside looking in is part of being an immigrant In this sense this book is for anyone At the same time I couldn t shake the feeling that all the Polish had be stripped from this book so that it would be easier to understand and follow by anyone and in that sense the feels rather shallow There s no lean in to the Polish existence ideas or being Perhaps that would be impossible how could one author capture the vastness of being Polish in another country but it seems to be that was the attempt by the Author To move from different characters time periods and lifestyles something is captured but it seems to be scratching at the surface instead of getting at something authentically Polish What brings all the stories together is the community of Roncesvalles Ave and it seems that just as the street the authenticity of it s existence has been rubbed away

  • Paperback
  • 216
  • Copernicus Avenue
  • Andrew J. Borkowski
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 9781770860018