Piccolo Mondo: A Novel of Youth in 1961 as Seen Somewhat Later by

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It happened in Vancouver, just before 'the sixties' started. A whole generation of poets, writers and artists shook off the repression of 1950s Vancouver. Piccolo Mondo blurs the lines between the fiction and fact of those days, challenging both the boundaries of narrative and the rules of biography. This hilarious collaborative novel chronicles the coming of age of a generation, a city and a new literary culture.

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About the author (1998)

George Bowering was born in Penticton, BC, in 1935 and served as a photographer in the RCAF. He has won the Governor General's Award for poetry (The Gangs of Kosmos and Rocky Mountain Foot, 1969) and for fiction (Burning Water, 1980). Recent publications include His Life: A Poem, which was shortlisted for the 2000 Governor General's Award, Bowering's BC and A Magpie Life.

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