Coconut Dreams

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Author: Derek Mascarenhas

9781771664813 | PB | pp. 272 | 2019 | Book*hug Press

Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas is a collection of interlinked short stories about the life of a family of immigrants to Canada who take a piece of Goa with them.

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Paperback | 272 | 2019 | Book*hug Press

Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas is a collection of interlinked short stories about the life of a family of immigrants to Canada who take a piece of Goa with them.

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Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas explores the lives of the Pinto family through seventeen linked short stories. Starting with a ghost story set in Goa, India in the 1950s, the collection weaves through various timelines and perspectives to focus on two children, Aiden and Ally Pinto. These siblings tackle their adventures in a predominantly white suburb with innocence, intelligence and a timid foot in two distinct cultures. Derek Mascarenhas takes a fresh look at the world of the new immigrant and the South Asian experience in Canada. In these stories, a daughter questions her father’s love at an IKEA grand opening; an aunt remembers a safari-gone-wrong in Kenya; an uncle’s unrequited love is confronted at a Goan Association picnic; a boy tests his faith amidst a school-yard brawl; and a childhood love letter is exchanged during the building of a backyard deck. Singularly and collectively, these stories will move the reader with their engaging narratives and authentic voices.

Author:

Derek Mascarenhas

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

272

Year of Publication:

2019

Publisher:

Book*hug Press

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

Canada

About the Author

The author is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, a finalist and runner-up for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, and a nominee for the Marina Nemat Award. His fiction has been published in places such as Joyland, The Dalhousie Review, Switchback, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Cosmonauts Avenue, and The Antigonish Review. He is one of four children born to parents who emigrated from Goa, India, and settled in Burlington, Ontario. A backpacker who has traveled across six continents, Derek currently resides in Toronto. Coconut Dreams is his first book.

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