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John P. Portelli – Everyday Encounters Short Stories – €13

Portelli has reinvented the genre of the short story. One has to

move on, with one’s imaginary hopping from one stance to another,

from rancour to joy, resentment to kindness, holiness to blasphemy.

John Baldacchino, Professor of Art Education and Director of

the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of the Arts


Some moments of our lives are the most memorable ones, and

are more significant than hours or maybe years… Moments of

happiness, loss, embarrassment, moments of hope. Portelli

writes about these memorable moments.

Buket Uzuner, Turkish novelist, feminist, environmentalist

and animal activist


Portelli’s swift, conceptually clear and —sharp short stories

provide us with ordinary yet complex social encounters… sublime

encounters that transfer authentic realities into realistic narratives.

Walid Nabhan, Palestinian poet and novelist, winner of the

European Union Prize for Literature in 2017


John P. Portelli is a Maltese-Canadian poet and

novelist. He is a Professor at the Ontario Institute

for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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