The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, 2012 - 164 páginas
Born from the fertile volcanic soil and the sea and mists surrounding the Azorean islands, the characters who inhabit these stories blend realism with magic. Like the nine Muses, each island has its own special attributes. Whether searching for love, power, or meaning, these characters are subject to the whims of Fate and Fortune. Here the commonplace present confronts forces both natural and supernatural. In the Azorean microcosm, they come to represent a far larger sphere, embodying the foibles and idiosyncrasies of humanity the world over.

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The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales

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Kastin (The Undiscovered Island, 2009) uses the landscape and culture of the Azores, his maternal homeland, to marvelous effect in this spellbinding collection of short stories that tend toward ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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If you enjoy Salman Rushdie, Nikolai Gogol, and other magic realism writers, you'll definitely want to give The Conjurer a try. Darrell Kastin does an exceptional job of weaving extraordinary ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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DARRELL KASTIN was born in Los Angeles, the son of an Azorean mother and a father of Russian/Jewish descent. His novel, The Undiscovered Island, won the 2010 IPPY Independent Publisher's Silver Award for Multicultural Fiction. He is also a musician and a composer.

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