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A River of Oranges
Excerpts

A River of Oranges

Fiume has a unique place in the history of Europe, and Italy in particular. The official language of Fiume was Italian until it was ceded to Yugoslavia in 1947; but the majority of the population has Slavic roots, predominantly Croatian and Slovenian. Before I began this book, I thought of myself as Italian but through my research I discovered that my background is Slavic. I am Italian only by the fact that I was born in Fiume while it was under Italian rule. Similarly, my father was born in Poland…

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The Prescott

The Prescott

The Prescott shares a reputation with The Lafayette House in the Byward Market as the oldest licensed drinking establishment in…

Boombats, Tony Desantis’ New Comedy Web Series

Boombats, Tony Desantis’ New Comedy Web Series

Tony DeSantis was born and raised in the east end of Montreal, Quebec. He grew up in a predominately Francophone…

George Amabile on War, Trauma, the Creative Process, and His Latest Collection Martial Music

George Amabile on War, Trauma, the Creative Process, and His Latest Collection Martial Music

George Amabile has published ten books. He is the winner of numerous national and international awards. His poetry, fiction and…

My Husband Lives in My Garage

My Husband Lives in My Garage

When I first told others that my husband, Andrej, was living in my garage, they thought I spoke metaphorically –…

Coming Home

Coming Home

Pulling in, we spot the "Calabria Mia" plaque fixed on the brick façade of the old train station. As we descend…

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