Fiction. All her life Joy has been haunted by a man she's never met—her visionary grandfather, Lorenzo. While digging a subway tunnel where the twin towers of the World Trade Center would eventually stand, Lorenzo's pickaxe strikes the remains of a seventeenth-century Dutch ship and a vision lights up the underground, convincing him that he is blessed. He becomes an artist, who passes on his story and sketches to his daughter, Elena. His son, Eddie, purposely ignores his father's and his sister's stories in his quest for a rational existence, but his rationality and disbelief help bring about the tragic death of Elena's only daughter. In 2000, nearly a century after Lorenzo's mystical experience, the family gathers at the sky-high tower restaurant above the tunnel where nonno Lorenzo saw his vision long ago. On the first day of summer, Elena and Eddie will face each other at last. MIDSUMMER is a story of family ties and fortune, and of finding peace as life nears its close, high above the historic place where nonno's story began.
Carole Giangrande is the award-winning author of ten books, including THE TENDER BIRDS (Inanna Publications, 2019), ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR (Inanna Publications, 2017), HERE COMES THE DREAMER (Inanna Publications, 2015), MIDSUMMER (Inanna Publications, 2014), and the novella A Gardener on the Moon, winner of the 2010 Ken Klonsky Award. She's worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio, and her fiction, poetry, articles and reviews have appeared in literary journals and in Canada's major newspapers. In her spare time, she loves birding with her partner Brian, photographing birds and trying to improve her French.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN