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Bridge in the Rain

Bridge in the Rain

By Bianca Lakoseljac

Bridge in the Rain is a collection of interconnected short stories set in present day Toronto and linked by an inscription on a bench in High Park. The stories chronicle the travails of seven women, each dealing with a turning point in her life, be it making a career choice, resolving family crises, illuminating a secret behind a local legend, or finding an inspiration for her artistic endeavours. The stories are imbued with an international context inherent in the multicultural nature of Canadian society, linking contemporary women's issues with concepts from history and art.


Guernica Editions (Essential Prose Series)


142 pages |

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Bianca Lakoseljac writes with precise lyricism and effortless grace. She is able to seamlessly weave together themes of domestic trauma, grief, loss and mysticism and has created a world in which the thunder of the Gardiner Expressway co-exists with the most subtle of feelings and the most magical of escapes. A lovely collection.

Paul Butler

Bianca Lakoseljac's writing, precise and elegant, is shot through with the element of surprise as she gently but firmly pushes the boundaries between reality and the supernatural. In this delightful collection, Bianca has found her literary voice in the ordinariness of lives touched and transformed by magic.

Elizabeth Abbott


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About the author

Bianca Lakoseljac’s second novel, Stone Woman—that relives Toronto’s 1967 “summer of love”—is being released by Guernica Editions, Fall 2016. Bianca is the author of a novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear; a collection of stories, Bridge in the Rain (Guernica, 2012, 2010); and a book of poetry, Memoirs of a Praying Mantis (Turtle Moons Press, 2009). She is TWUC liaison for the National Reading Campaign, past president of the Canadian Authors Association, Toronto, has judged various national literary competitions, and has served on a number of literary contest panels. Bianca taught at Ryerson University and Humber College. She holds an MA from York U, and is the winner of the Matthew Ahern Memorial Award in literature.