Giovanna's 86 Circles: And Other Stories (Library of American Fiction)

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In this mesmerizing fiction debut, Italian American women and girls spin their culture’s lore to enliven a dying steel town. Even a wrecking ball is no match for the legend of Giovanna’s green thumb in the title story. Quirky and profound, Paola Corso's magical leaps reveal the poetry of these women’s lives.

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 Paola Corso grew up in the Pittsburgh area where her Italian immigrant family found work in the steel mills. She is a Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award winner, New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, and author of a book of poems Death by Renaissance. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find book discussion guides and information about author appearances at www.paolacorso.com.

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"Captivating storytelling in the tradition of Italian fairytale makers."--"Rain Taxi"
"Memorable and entrancing. . . These stories . . . remain powerful in the moment thanks to the imagery's dream-like density."--"Publisher's Weekly"

"Paola Corso conjures a world . . . a humble if pinched society, down on its luck but at least rich in tradition. She honors that fact here, and then some."--"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"

"Giovanna’s 86 Circles "is an appealing gathering of short fiction at a time when American culture is changing radically. Corso's characters are Old World people vulnerable to the assault of contemporary capitalism, but dreaminess relieves the stresses of their lives. Her prose is inviting in its clarity and music as she creates a world that is at once familiar and strange. Corso’s debut collection is at the same level of literary achievement as Jhumpa Lahiri’s "Interpreter of Maladies" and Junot Diaz’s "Drown".” David Huddle, author of "The Story of a Million Years"

"With her swift and gritty sentences, Corso conjures a world where houses were painted gray since the mill soot would turn them that color anyway, where Jell-O and pineapple salad stood for dessert. It was a humble if pinched society, down on its luck but at least rich in tradition. Corso honors that fact in" Giovanna's 86 Circles", and then some." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Corso's strong ethnic narratives in" Giovanna's 86 Circles" are remniscent of those by Toni Morrison."-"Pittsburgh Magazine"

""Giovanna's 86 Circles" is accessible, big-hearted fiction. Corso has, as has been written of Bruce Springsteen, 'a Catholic imagination.' Like Springsteen, too, she tends toward the apotheosis of everyday people struggling with faith of some species." -"The City Paper"

"Corso mixes myth and reality, fable and grit to illustrate the beauty, the power, and the necessity of storytelling. She makes a major contribution to the growing body of female Italian-American literature." -Rita Ciresi, " Mother Rocket and Blue Italian"

"Beautifully written, strong female characters, and adolescent themes will attract good readers to this little gem of a book." Pennsylvania School Library Association Young Adult Top Forty List

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