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"Walking on Ice" - nowa książka Marii Piłatowicz
"Walking on Ice" - a new book by Maria Piłatowicz

11 marca 2012
March 11, 2012

Wielką przyjemność stałym bywalcom spotkań klubowych zrobiło nasze ósme spotkanie rocznicowego sezonu: wieczór literacki MARII PIŁATOWICZ, z gościnnym udziałem SUE ZHOU i KATISSE, 11. marca 2012 r. Rozmowę z pisarką, ostoją teatrzyków klubowych i byłego wiceprezesa klubu, o jej nowej powieści, Walking on Ice (Chodzenie po lodzie, Tate Publishing, 2012 r.) prowadził Andrzej Maleski. Gwiazda wieczoru czytała fragmenty i podpisywała książki. Na jej prośbę, aby nikt się nie znudził, wystąpili pianistka Sue Zhou i flecista / saksofonista Katisse z muzyką Bacha, Miles’a Davis’a, i Piazzoli. O nudzie w Ruskin Art Club oczywiście nie było mowy, tak fascynująca okazała się nowa książka, napisana w świetnym stylu!
Maria J. Pilatowicz was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. She earned her BA in English at California State University, Northridge, and her MA at the Professional Writing Program of the University of Southern California. Her essays appeared in New Horizon International Review and Northridge Review. Her fiction was published in the Southern California Anthology, in The Southern Anthology and in What(!) Magazine. It also appeared locally in various small presses. She is a finalist of Southern Prize Competition, recipient of the honorable mention in ED Moses Writing Competition, and in the category of Literary Short Story in Writer Digest Magazine Writing Competition. http://mariapilatowicz.com.

From the publisher's website: "In Walking on Ice, Maria Pilatowicz paints a poignant picture of a girl breaking into adolescence while trying to balance on the system's slippery surface. Agnes, a young girl in Poland, shares her life with us as she tries to find her place in her family and her country. But the more she learns, the more out of place she becomes. When Comrade Stalin dies, Agnes's father pushes the limits and is sent to prison for crimes against them. So now Agnes and her mother are alone in the icy waters of an oppressive system run by an unpredictable government. Agnes starts to learn the difference between truth and lies, but she knows she can never escape as long as they are in charge."