Books




 The Sicilian Wife

SicilianWifeCover“In The Sicilian Wife, Caterina Edwards has created a multi-layered, dark novel full of the heat and light of the Sicilian landscape in contrast to the cold Canadian urban winter. Out of each landscape the determined desires and destinies of two women cross: Fulvia the Mafia princess who has sought to escape and live in her own fairy tale; and Marisa the police chief who wants to shine cold light on the naked truth and unravel the complicated and compromised murderous past. A compelling read from start to finish.”

—Carmelo Militano, author of Sebastiano’s Vine

 
The Sicilian Wife is both a literary novel and a mystery. Fulvia, the Mafia Princess, must be a dutiful daughter or the family will be dishonoured. Though she eventually escapes and makes a new life in Canada, she is betrayed and then her husband is murdered on the Sicilian coast.

The police Chief investigating the case is Marisa, who faces a station house of skeptical men as well as confronting Fulvia’s uncle, the boss of bosses.

Interweaving folk tales, classical allusions, and recent Italian history with the conventions of the detective story in this powerful new novel, Caterina Edwards uses the literary noir to question the very possibility of justice and free will.

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Finding Rosa

When her mother, Rosa, begins to show signs of Alzheimer’s, Caterina Edwards embarks on a complex journey—all at once geographical, intellectual, and emotional—that turns out to be a journey in search of the past and of home.
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Island of the Nightingales

These are stories of women – pursuing a first love, giving birth, ministering to a dying mother – women searching for

identity and place and purpose in an international world of professors and…
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The Lion’s Mouth

Translated into French by Christiane Di Matteo and Jocelyn Doray and published as La Gueule du Lion in French by Balzac

Editions in 2000.
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A Whiter Shade of Pale/Becoming Emma

Thursday, January 2, 1992
Both George, the hero of the first novella and Emma, the protagonist of the second, are troubled by “a sense of encroaching age, of promises betrayed and opportunities lost.” Both are happily…<
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Homeground: A Play

“It’s an Edmonton play about Italian immigrants who hate the long winters and the dust-filled streets and long to go back to their homeland, once they’ve made enough money – meanwhile living a…
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