Ladies of the Night is set in Toronto and Antigua. With women's loves and lives as their focus, the stories contain dramatic twists and turns: some humorous, others shocking and disturbing, all leaving a haunting melody behind. The Toronto stories capture the issues women face as they walk the ground of intimate and family relationships in that city. The Antiguan setting of some of the stories are reflective of Prince's insight into relationships, captured in her novel and essays. The characters reveal their different ways of managing a range of struggle, pain, rage, love and pure unadulterated joy. The humour of some stories complement the plaintive sadness and emotionality of the strings some other stories pluck.
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Award-winning author Dr. Althea Prince was born in Antigua, the Caribbean, and since the 1960s has lived in Canada, the U.S., and England. She has taught sociology, first at York University and the University of Toronto, and now at Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. During the years 2002 to 2005, Prince was Managing Editor of the publishing company Canadian Scholars’ Press & Women's Press.
Published: March 2020
Originally published by: Insomniac Press
“With a range of well-crafted character voices, extravagant and well-placed tooth sucking, and a gorgeous singing voice, narrator Jemeni sweeps Althea Prince's short story collection from the page to soon-to-be-rapt listeners . . . Prince, a black Canadian writer and professor, deserves her reputation as a keen and sensual storyteller; Jemeni proves just as astute in her narration.” — AudioFile Magazine