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WRITER

Jane Callen

Bernini's Elephant
Murder, Art, Love

Title: Murder, Art, Love
Sub Title: The Transformation of Kat
Episode: P078
START: February 12, 2024
ENDS: February 25, 2024
Length: 36'
Host/Producer: Carole Harmon
The Transformation of Kat


Kat, the protagonist in Jane Callen’s novel, Bernini’s Elephant,  leads the reader on a dark adventure of transformation. This tale of murder and redemption is set within contrasting environments in Canada and Italy with lush descriptions of Vancouver, the coastal wilderness of Vancouver Island, and the high art world of Florence and Venice.

“Genre-defying. Callen draws us deep into the vivid art world, conjuring the life and legacy of a young Italian painter and his muse, an older lover with a poisoned past. A literary mystery spanning two continents; the moral stakes of human desire create an intelligent and utterly absorbing read. A sensual, richly detailed glimpse of Italian architecture, art, family secrets, and above all: the struggles of love.”
—SUSAN DOHERTY, author of A Secret Music, and The Ghost Garden

Bernini's Elephant was published by
Guernica Editions in May 2023. You may order it from the publisher or your favourite library, bookstore or online source.

Visit Jane's
website to learn more of her writing and current projects.