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Copernicus Avenue [PDF] BY Andrew J. Borkowski

Summary Copernicus Avenue

Summary Copernicus Avenue Andrew J. Borkowski ☆ 5 review Copernicus Avenue Free download ¹ 105 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. Other than two embarrassing copy editing mistakes glaring out at me on Page 3 which caused me to feel sad about the state of publishing today and to be gravely upset on the author s behalf and another two in later stories in this work which I also noted as they interrupted my late night reading this was an unbelievably terrific collection of short stories linked commonly by Copernicus Avenue a street in Toronto where generations of fictionalized post World War II Polish immigrants have made their home following the devastation of their shared experience The backlash effect of the War continues to shape the residents as we follow the lives and those around them of Thaddeus Mienkiewicz and his family the war having shaped the future for the father which in turn shaped the lives and attitudes of his children Absolutely recommend this collection

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Summary Copernicus Avenue Andrew J. Borkowski ☆ 5 review Copernicus Avenue Free download ¹ 105 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

Andrew J. Borkowski ☆ 5 review

Summary Copernicus Avenue Andrew J. Borkowski ☆ 5 review Copernicus Avenue Free download ¹ 105 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
  • 02 September 2019
  • 9781770860018