Paradise and Elsewhere

by Kathy Page (Author)

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

Book Details

Publication Date
April 10, 2014
Publisher
Page count
128
ISBN
9781927428603