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Green and Purple Skin of the World, The

by Paulo da Costa

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list price: $21.95
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published: April 2013
ISBN:9781554811397
publisher: Freehand Books
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"In any skin purple is a heavy tone that penetrates to the core."

paulo da costa's stories get under your skin, bruise your consciousness with their exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. A hunter and cougar ponder the positions of predator and prey under the dense canopy of a West Coast forest. A nine-year-old girl tells her stuffed rabbit, Carrot, that it's not as easy to run away as she thought, especially when she suspects someone is following her. Like the bubbles that the character in the title story blows while witnessing the dissolution of a love affair, these stories dazzle and beguile: with their craft, their often dark humour, their grasp of people living the extremity that is daily life.

About the Author

Paulo da Costa

paulo da costa was born in Luanda, Angola and raised in Vale de Cambra , Portugal. He is a writer, editor and translator living on the West Coast of Canada. paulo's first book of fiction The Scent of a Lie received the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region and the W. O Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize.
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Editorial Review

"da costa's stories unfold with the ease and inevitability of myth."--Weyman Chan

Praise for The Scent of a Lie by paulo da costa

"The debut of a remarkable writer."--Toronto Star

"The most uniformly fresh, sprightly, meaty work of Canadian fiction I've read in a long time."--VUE Weekly

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