Press kit for Catina's Haircut A Novel in Stories

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Catina's Haircut
A Novel in Stories
Paola Corso
Library of American Fiction, Terrace Books
Publication date:
October 2010
LC: 2010011534 PS

ISBN 978-0-299-24840-6 Cloth $21.95

ISBN 978-0-299-24843-7 e-book $9.95


"From the hard, unforgiving soil of Calabria to the congested neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield section, the stories in Catina’s Haircut eloquently present the narrative of the Italian immigrant in America. Corso’s eye is sharp, fiercely honest yet also able to linger over unexpected beauty when it appears in this demanding landscape.”
—Hilary Masters, Carnegie Mellon University

Catina’s Haircut taps into deep places of storytelling—collective memory and imagination, folklore and social history—to bring together in one book the Fata Morgana, live chickens, the Risorgimento, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.”
—Adria Bernardi, author of Openwork

Author's Bio:

Publisher's Weekly called her prose "memorable and entrancing" and "powerful in the moment." She is a Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award winner, a John Gardner Fiction Book Award finalist, and author of a book of poems, Death by Renaissance, and a collection of stories, Giovanna’s 86 Circles. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.She lives in Brooklyn, New York.She currently teaches fiction writing at Fordham University and in the MFA program at Western Conn. State University.

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A Novel in Stories

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Author Photo

the author, Paola Corso, leans against a brick wall, she is wearing a light colored béret.




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