Radium Girl is a collection full of dark wonder where Sofi Papamarko explores the boundaries of love, death, loneliness and justice. In these twelve deft stories, we are introduced to a cast of unforgettable characters: Margie and Lu, teenaged conjoined twins; Rosie who cruises funerals; Pete the predatory magician; the subconscious mind of Marie Curie; Elda the Radium Girl and many more. These are magical stories; they twist and turn in unexpected ways, leaving the reader sometimes shocked, sometimes delighted and often breathless. With pitch-perfect writing, Papamarko shows us how human beings cope, break and triumph in the face of often unbearable circumstances. (From Wolsak & Wynn)
Radium Girl is available in May 2021.
Sofi Papamarko is a writer and columnist from Toronto. Her work has appeared on CBC and in the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Chatelaine and Flare. Radium Girl is her first book.