Amanda Hale

Amanda Hale has been writing for over 30 years. She is a novelist and poet, has written for theatre and worked as a journalist. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing Drama from Concordia University, Montreal, and has taught creative writing. She was a founding member of Toronto’s feminist theatre group, Company of Sirens, and of Red Tree Visual Arts.

My Sweet Curiosity (Thistledown Press 2009) was a Fiction finalist for the 2010 ReLit Awards. Hale's work has appeared in numerous publications, including: A Room of One’s Own, The New Quarterly and Fiddlehead. She lives on Hornby Island, BC.

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328 pages/trade paper

Available in the US
World Rights Available

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My Sweet Curiosity
 

ISBN: 978-1-897235-61-4

My Sweet Curiosity tells the story of Natalya, a young medical student, too smart for her own good, who twists an already complicated genetic background rooted in the Romanov family into an impossible fantasy of reproductive technology which ultimately reveals its own strange truth. Talya falls in love with Dai Ling, a cello student of extraordinary talent, and daughter of Jia Song Xiang, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine.

Set in modern day Toronto, the story ventures into Renaissance Europe, looking over the shoulder of Andreas Vesalius as he opens the body and maps it accurately for the first time; to Beijing where Dai Ling’s parents meet and emigrate before the Tianenmen Square massacre; to Palestine, following Vesalius on his pilgrimage; to the deathbed of Talya’s mother in a Geneva cancer clinic.

My Sweet Curiosity explores the border between fact and fiction, the relation between medical science and music, and the enduring mysteries of the human body.

  • Long-listed for the 2010 ReLit Award for Fiction

 


 

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