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The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales
Darrell Kastin

Portuguese in the Americas Series

2012 • 176 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction & Literature / Short Stories - Single Author

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-41-2
$12.99 Ebook, 978-1-933227-42-9

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"For any lover of fairy tales and questioner of life beyond the grave, this compilation is an absolute joy, flawless in both selection and delivery."—San Francisco and Sacramento Book Review

Inspired by the beauty and magic of the Azorean archipelago, this collection transports readers from the natural to the supernatural

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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Reviews / Endorsements

"Kastin’s captivating stories are beautifully crafted, transporting readers on these strange journeys. . . . In this stellar show of magical realism, the supernatural is accepted as fact by characters who observe or encounter it. An extremely impressive blend of escapism and portraiture of the human condition, following in the footsteps of Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez." —Kirkus


Winner of the Best USA Book Awards, Fiction: Multicultural category (2014)

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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