Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas

Winning Bid: $100.00

Bonus features:

  • Signed!
  • First run edition!
  • Includes Coconut Dreams sticker!
  • Includes a 30-minute video chat to discuss the book with Derek Mascarenhas!
  • Author will match your bid up to $100! (updated!)

Item condition: New

Description

Coconut Dreams 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.

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: sundip.gill

Date Bid User Auto
October 3, 2020 12:10 am$100.00sundip.gill
September 29, 2020 4:56 pm$55.00eloquentellen
September 29, 2020 12:58 pm$50.00kenanddawn56
September 29, 2020 12:06 pm$45.00sean.michaels
September 29, 2020 12:02 pm$36.00fcox
September 29, 2020 7:51 am$26.00Louise
September 28, 2020 10:03 am$25.00sean.michaels
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