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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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Copernicus Avenue

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

review Copernicus Avenue

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 like myself you re a Polish Canadian and live anywhere near Toronto you know all about Roncesvalles Avenue This fictional re imagining of this iconic neighbourhood and its people hits so many powerful notes in my psyche that it may as well be a documentary Even if you re not subject to the cultural nostalgia as I am this remains a powerful evocation of a Toronto ethnic enclave in transition during the decades after WWII A wonderful poignant beautiful read


10 thoughts on “Copernicus Avenue

  1. says:

    After learning that many of the stories are interconnected I immediately wanted to read the collection again knowing I'd have a very different experience than I did reading the stories as separate entities This just goes to show that this book can hold its own as both as novel and as a collection of stories To my knowledge not many authors are able to accomplish such a thingAnd while I can't speak for the Polish experi

  2. says:

    More of random thoughts than an actual critical reviewThe author did a really good job of capturing that Polish immigrant feel and the spirit of Poles Though this book takes place in Canada I can definitely see the story as being set in Chicago or some other Polish city instead In addition I can even see some p

  3. says:

    A linked collection of short stories set in Toronto's Polish community both in Toronto Roncesvalles Village from t

  4. says:

    If like myself you're a Polish Canadian and live anywhere near Toronto you know all about Roncesvalles Avenue This fictional re imagining of this iconic neighbourhood and its people hits so many powerful notes in my psyche that it m

  5. says:

    If you are somehow connected to the both popular yet seemingly unknown street of Roncesvalles Ave in Toronto Ontario this book will have some m

  6. says:

    For this review and others visit the EditorialEyes Blog35 out of 5The Poland of Andrew J Borkowski’s Copernicus Avenue is a land o

  7. says:

    If you have a Polish background and are familiar with the Polish community of the Roncesvalles Avenue you will love it I kno

  8. says:

    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 ow

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    These stories were written with just the right touch It would have been easy for them to deteriorate into cheap sentimentality at times but they never do Borkowski keeps the emotion real The writing in St David's Day was exceptionally

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