Fiction. The landlord, the husband, the wife, and the lover. Giulio di Orio, an assistant lecturer in Philosophy, brings one of his students, known as Torp, to the Vancouver flat he shares with his wife Nicole. Soon their landlord is convinced that Torp is the devil incarnate, and the police have arrested him for the street bombings that have been plaguing the city. A sexually-charged tale bubbling with lust, suspected murder, and the twilight of the flower children—all set against the backdrop of martial law in 1970 Vancouver.
"Mirolla has a keen eye for the dynamics of his characters, and we become deeply invested as the narrative pans back and forth between Giulio and Nicole's perspectives. Torp also captures an accurate zeitgeist of Vancouver in 1970, skilfully weaving the novel's fictional elements into the actual historical record ... Mirolla writes with great passion, and his novel will appeal to anyone possessed of a nostalgic interest in this tumultuous period in Canada's history."—Quill & Quire
Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael Mirolla is the award-winning author of the novel Berlin (Winner of the 2010 Bressani Prize); The Giulio Metaphysics III; and the poetry collection The House on 14th Avenue (Winner of the 2014 Bressani Prize). He lives in Oakville, Ontario.
Author City: OAKVILLE, ON CAN