A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love
Winner of the 2014 F. G. Bressani Literary Prize for Short Fiction and finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.
A Recipe for Disaster is populated by quirky characters who blend desire, imperfect love and comfort food into the sweet and salty mix of daily life. Fantetti’s storytelling is both supple and disciplined as if she were whisking plots and characters together until the reader can hardly distinguish whether characters are acting or being acted upon. True to life, that’s how disasters work. A bemused child witnesses her Italian mother flirt with a police officer responding to a domestic dispute call. A recently divorced woman meditates on the source of her ravenous cravings…