Profile: Sharon Gibson Palermo

  • Anna Chiota


Résumé: Peu de récits historiques canadiens ont évoqué l'immigration italienne. La romancière Sharon Gibson Palermo en a fait le sujet de son oeuvre, qui s'attache aux particularités socioculturelles et aux problèmes politiques qui ont marqué le milieu italo-canadien. Summary: The Italian immigrant experience is rarely explored in Canadian historical fiction for children. Sharon Gibson Palermo ventures into this territory and creates some well-drawn characters who embody that experience without recourse to superficial and stereotypical devices. Their ethnicity puts a social and cultural stamp on their development while political issues of the past also play a role. Palermo's added success and durability as a writer stems from her ability to have her characters transcend time and place.