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Book Launch for Angela Lopes's Bridge Retakes > JULY 18
BookThug and Type Books invite you to celebrate the Toronto launch of Bridge Retakes, the debut novel by Winnipeg writer Angela Lopes.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
Toronto Launch of Bridge Retakes
with a reading by author Angela Lopes
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Tuesday, July 18, 7-9pm