Aga Maksimowska

Biography

Aga Maksimowska emigrated from Poland in 1988. She studied Journalism at Ryerson University and Education at the University of Toronto. In 2010, she completed a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter, where she is teaching high-school English and working on her second novel.

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Books

Giant
By Aga Maksimowska
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,500. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction
How do you fit in in a new country when you’re a “giant freak,” you don’t speak the language and bizarre things are happening to your motherland as well as to your body? In a candid and peculiar voice, Aga Maksimowska tells the story of an eleven-year-old girl in an adult’s body whose coming of age in a Poland undergoing a revolution is interrupted by a sudden and cruel move to Canada.

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1980s    1990s    canada    catholicism    coming of age    communism    humor    immigration    judaism    poland    solidarity    solidarnosc    wwii