mónica rosas is an educator/agitator/artist whose work aims to challenge and provoke community discussion on gender, the environment, and the visible minority experience. A first-generation Colombian-Peruvian Canadian, she grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She has since travelled and worked in Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil, writing and teaching English and drama. mónica is the author of Inside Out, a collection of poetry published by Lyrical Myrical, and her poetry has been published in Disapora Dialogues’TOK Anthology, Writing the New Toronto.
By Tightrope Books | February 26th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment
Including Salt Water & Cinnamon Skin by monica rosas.
Spring fiction title announcements are already upon us – and for Canadian fiction fans, there is much to be excited about. Here are a few forthcoming titles from authors we know and love — and a few we are sure to soon. Here’s part one of a two part post on a dozen such books to look out for.
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In the first title in Tightrope Books’ new Latino-Canadian imprint, Zurita, mónica rosas delivers an inspiring first novel about a woman’s second coming of age. When thirty-year-old Clara returns to her native Brazil to put her life back together following a failed relationship, she witnesses a shattering scene and is suddenly forced to make a choice that will continue to haunt her in her quest for self-discovery. Spanning three generations, six countries, and a number of alternate spirit worlds, Salt Water & Cinnamon Skin is told through a series of stories from the perspectives of conflicting but intertwining presences in Clara’s life. A story about love, betrayal, and redemption, rosas’ original and captivating novel delves into the cyclical nature of world history, rooted in violence and dispossession, to expose what truly lies at its heart: our human search for belonging.