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The Scent of a Lie is a book of fourteen inter-connected stories set in two charismatic towns in Portugal where characters weave in and out of the narrative. The book can be read as a novel in fragments. This is a remarkable debut collection of tales told by a true storyteller. The Scent of a Lie received the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in the CaribThe Scent of a Lie is a book of fourteen inter-connected stories set in two charismatic towns in Portugal where characters weave in and out of the narrative. The book can be read as a novel in fragments. This is a remarkable debut collection of tales told by a true storyteller. The Scent of a Lie received the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in the Caribbean & Canada region and the 2002 City of Calgary Book Award. One of the stories received the 2001 Canongate Prize for short fiction at the International Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scent Of A Lie, (…) marks the debut of a remarkable writer. - John Terauds, Toronto Star With this book of linked stories, Paulo Da Costa adds piquant new spice to the CanLit broth. Paying homage to a fabulist tradition running from Marquez and Borges and Carlos Fuentes all the way back to Cervantes, Da Costa evokes his God-beset, earthbound peasants, priests and villagers with palpable, redolent precision. Jim Bartley, The Globe and Mail The reader can see just how well da Costa writes: the language here is lyrical and flowing, and the imaginativeness of the stories speaks for itself. Da Costa is clearly a writer to watch. Tim McNamara, Edmonton Journal The most uniformly fresh, sprightly, meaty work of Canadian fiction I’ve read in a long time. Vue weekly, Print Culture - Christopher Wiebe...

Title : The Scent of a Lie
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ISBN : 9780978184766
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 142 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Scent of a Lie Reviews

  • Greta
    2019-02-02 09:27

    The best part of Paulo da costa's book of short stories is his love of nature and how it affects the lives of his characters. The down side is not enough cohesion to be a novel, just a collection of short stories with little overlap among them. Being raised in Portugal has enriched his story telling unlike anything I've read before.

  • Warren Hall
    2019-02-18 12:20

    stepping back in time with a big smile on my face

  • Galen
    2019-01-30 13:43

    The book took me into a sun-drenched world of magic, insight, and delight. A pleasure to read.

  • David Eames
    2019-02-18 12:19

    Thought provoking stories that would stay with me throughout the day. An intellectual feast! Well written.