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883 Queen St. W. | 427 Spadina Rd., Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G5 | M5P 2W4
BookThug invites you to celebrate the Toronto launch of Bridge Retakes, the debut novel by Winnipeg writer Angela Lopes.
When: Tuesday, July 18th
Where: Type Books (883 Queen St. W., Toronto)
The evening will include a reading from the book, followed by an interview with Angela Lopes and Malcolm Sutton.
Free. Accessible entrance. All are welcome.
Bridge Retakes is a whirlwind millennial tale of love and family and the distances that people will (or won’t) go to secure what they want.
A Bahian man and a Brazilian-Canadian woman meet on an online dating site. They come from very different worlds—geographically, economically, religiously—and yet, their connection is undeniable. When these long-distance lovers run up against their own belief systems and those of their families and communities, it’s their desire to build a life anew that keeps them moving forward. But all the while, issues of money, class, gender, and corruption threaten to tear them apart.
Praise for Bridge Retakes:
“This is the story of Phila + Ze, of Canada + Brazil. And like all great love stories it charts the emotions around desire, all its sweats and confusions. And it does this beautifully. What Phila + Ze = is the plot of this book. And as such, what Bridge Retakes adds to these stories and what makes it distinctive is how these sweats and confusions are shaped by more complicated forces, such as national borders and economic inequalities.”
—Juliana Spahr, author of The Transformation
Winnipeg-based Angela Lopes is a writer, and editor, and academic tutor of writing and philosophy. She divides her time between São Paulo, Brazil and Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is an active member in the arts scene and recently worked with the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Creative Placemaking Challenge—an art installation project displayed in the alleys of the city’s West Exchange District. Lopes’s essays and poems have appeared in an array of publications. Bridge Retakes is her first novel.