Paradise & Elsewhere

Paradise & Elsewhere


Paperback - 2014
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Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor Award
and the 2014 Giller Prize

"Moody, shape-shifting, provocative and always as compelling as a strong light at the end of a road you hesitate to walk down...but will."-- Amy Bloom

"Tight, strange, nifty stories."-- Margaret Atwood

The rubble of an ancient civilization. A village in a valley from which no one comes or goes. A forest of mother-trees, whispering to each other through their roots; a lakeside lighthouse where a girl slips into human skin as lightly as an otter into water; a desert settlement where there was no conflict, before she came; or the town of Wantwick, ruled by a soothsayer, where tourists lose everything they have. These are the places where things begin.

New from the author of The Story of My Face , Paradise & Elsewhere is a collection of dark fables at once familiar and entirely strange: join the Orange Prize-nominated Kathy Page as she notches a new path through the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of fairy tale and myth.

Praise for Paradise & Elsewhere

"This vibrant, startlingly imaginative collection reminded me--as few collections have done in recent years--of both where stories come from, and why we need to tell them. Kathy Page is a massive talent: wise, smart, very funny and very humane."-- Barbara Gowdy
Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781927428597
Branch Call Number: FIC PAG
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Paradise and elsewhere


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quagga Nov 10, 2014

Dark, surprising stories weave together reality and myth. Celtic, Greek and biblical threads flicker in and out. Amy Bloom calls this book "moody, shape-shifting, provocative" and I can't think of better words. I was entranced.

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