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Fiction Literary


by (author) Lucia Frangione

Initial publish date
May 2023
Literary, Contemporary Women, 21st Century
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    Publish Date
    May 2023
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An unforgettable tale of healing and forgiveness
When Graziana’s violent stalker dies in a car crash, the abrupt news and its resulting catharsis land her in hospital. Her eight-year-old, the willful and creative Hazel, suddenly becomes the ward of Grandpa “Grumpy” Herman, while her mother embarks on a necessary path to healing – a path that includes a pilgrimage to Italy to bike the famous Via Francigena.

A gritty and spiritual story of transformation, forgiveness, accountability, and rebirth,Grazie takes us from Red Deer to Rome, from the Amazon to Andromeda. Both violent and tender, Grazie examines what it means to feel connection to oneself, one’s family, one’s history, one’s culture, and to existence.

About the author

Lucia Frangione
Award-winning playwright and actress Lucia Frangione is the recipient of the 2006 and 1998 Gordon Armstrong Playwright Awards and won the Sydney Risk playwright award for Cariboo Magi in 2001. Espresso was nominated for seven Jessie awards, toured Western Canada in 2004 and was translated into Polish and performed for a year at Teatr Jeleniogorski in 2007. Frangione has performed in her own plays to much acclaim, notably earning Jessie Richardson Award nominations for her leading performances in Holy Mo and Espresso as well as winning the CAEA Stage West National Acting Award in 2003.

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