Paradise and Elsewhere

Paradise and Elsewhere

eBook - 2014
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Inner landscapes, primitive worlds: Angela Carter meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez in this collection of brightly coloured, convention-tangling origin myths.
Publisher: New York : Biblioasis, 2014
ISBN: 9781927428603
1927428602
Characteristics: 1 online resource (161 pages)

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Dark fables that blur the lines between fairy tale and myth comprise this collection by Kathy Page. A town ruled by a soothsayer, a village in a valley where nobody comes or goes and a forest of trees that communicate with one another are just some of the bizarre locales where these enchanting an... Read More »

This is a collection of dark fables, familiar yet entirely strange, that take part in a wild, lush, surreal terrain of fairy tale and myth. The stories feature an eclectic mix of characters ranging from a poor young villager in "G'ming," to a shape-shifting selkie in "Low Tide,&quo... Read More »


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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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