Paradise and Elsewhere

Kathy Page

Paradise and Elsewhere

From Orange Prize-nominated author Kathy Page comes a collection of stories that evoke the kind of dark fairy tales that get under your skin. From a collapsed ancient civilization to a peaceful desert settlement, each of these stories is dark, haunting and truly original.



The village looks closer to the road than it is and I see them coming from a long way off, their clothes bright white against the mud and the scrub of the plain. Most often it is a man and a woman together like this; the man has a camera, and both of them wear money belts around their waists. When they reach the path I slip down from the wall. I watch them coming around the twist in the path; they see me, and I smile.

From Paradise and Elsewhere by Kathy Page ©2014. Published by Biblioasis.