The Proxy Bride

In Niagara of the 1960s, a mysterious proxy bride arrives from Italy to marry a candy shop owner with crime connections, only to fall in love with her proxy husband’s teenaged son. Part fairy tale, part gritty realism, The Proxy Bride explores the underbelly of a southern Ontario community steeped in gambling, smuggling and pornography.

About The Author

Terri Favro


Reviews of this Book

The Humber Literary Review talks with Terri Favro

The Proxy Bride is a compact epic, replete with passion, betrayal, skullduggery and midnight escapes. You will never see Ontario’s Niagara Region the same way again.”
—Maria Meindl, author of Outside the Box: The Life and Legacy of Writer Mona Gould, the Grandmother I Thought I Knew

The Proxy Bride is the beautifully etched story of an unlikely, forbidden romance. With considerable skill, Favro recreates the world of Italian immigrants to the Niagara peninsula in the Sixties. Her attention to detail is never less than astonishing, her recreation of the past is both haunting and touching.”
—James King, author of Étienne’s Alphabet

“With a deceptively simple style, Terri Favro weaves a complex story of post-war Italian immigrants whose very presence is helping to transform the new world they’re trying to settle into. In turns funny and heartbreaking, ironic and passionate, The Proxy Bride is an engrossing read.”
—David Layton, author of Motion Sickness and The Bird Factory

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