Paradise and Elsewhere

Paradise and Elsewhere

Kathy Page


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

“Moody, shape-shifting, provocative and consistently as compelling as a powerful mild on the finish of a highway you hesitate to stroll down...but will.”—Amy Bloom

"Tight, unusual, nifty stories."—Margaret Atwood

The rubble of an historic civilization. A village in a valley from which nobody comes or is going. A wooded area of mother-trees, whispering to one another via their roots; a lakeside lighthouse the place a woman slips into human epidermis as flippantly as an otter into water; a wasteland payment the place there has been no clash, earlier than she got here; or the city of Wantwick, governed by means of a soothsayer, the place travelers lose every thing they've got. those are the locations the place issues begin.
 
New from the writer of The tale of My Face, Paradise & Elsewhere is a set of darkish fables without delay usual and completely unusual: sign up for the Orange Prize-nominated Kathy web page as she notches a brand new direction during the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of fairy story and myth.  
 
Praise for Paradise & Elsewhere

“This shiny, startlingly innovative assortment reminded me—as few collections have performed in fresh years—of either the place tales come from, and why we have to inform them.  Kathy web page is an immense talent:  wise, clever, very humorous and extremely humane.”—Barbara Gowdy

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