Terri Favro is a novelist, non-fiction writer, essayist, comic book collaborator, and copywriter. Originally from the Niagara region of southern Ontario, she now makes her home in Toronto, Canada. Terri likes to write about the Cold War, space travel, superheroes, winemaking, good and evil, passion, deception, alternate histories, flawed heroes, Italians, and robots.

Terri is represented by the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency.

Once Upon A Time In West Toronto

A gritty tragi-comic fairy tale of sexual obsession and longing, based in equal parts on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, Once Upon A Time In West Toronto is the story of outsiders reinventing themselves in Toronto’s immigrant neighbourhoods from the 1970s to the present. It follows the adventures of Ida, an Italian proxy bride who came to Canada and married a man she’d never met, only to run off with his son; her lover, the brilliant ditch digger, Marcello; Bum Bum, a virtuous thief; and various hustlers, forgers, and whores. A companion book to Terri Favro’s award-winning novella, The Proxy Bride, the book uses historical events in Italy and Canada to create a fast-paced and entertaining read that is both heartrending and hilarious.

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