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Darrell Kastin

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Darrell Kastin was born in Los Angeles, California. His maternal ancestors came from the Azores, settling in the United States at the end of World War II. He has spent considerable time on the islands over the years, using them as a setting for many of his short stories. His novel, The Undiscovered Island was published in 2009 by Tagus Press. It won the Silver Prize in the 2010 IPPY Awards. His short fiction has appeared in The Seattle Review, The Windsor Review, The Crescent Review, The Blue Mesa Review and elsewhere. he is a former used bookstore owner, and a former rare book scout. In 2007 Kastin released a CD of original songs titled Lullabies For Sinners--combination of folk and blues. 2011 he recorded a CD in Lisbon, Portugal, of Port...more


Kastin (The Undiscovered Island, 2009) uses the landscape and culture of the Azores, his maternal homeland, to marvelous effect in this spellbinding collection of short stories that tend toward folklore and magical realism.

Nine islands off the coast of Portugal are the setting for this debut collection of 18 stories that reach for universality in both meaning and appeal. Each tale chronicles th... Read more of this blog post »
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Well, this is the first time in a very long time that I've read an entire short story collection from beginning to end and enjoyed each and every story. I disagree with the other reviewer who said they were glum, and that the characters all seemed th...more
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Darrell Kastin Hi Irene,

Have you checked out The Undiscovered Island yet?
It's received a nice review: http://www.easyreadernews.com/story.p...
You can read an excerpt at www.darrellkastin.com

If you care to check it out. Let me know what you think, if you do.

best,

Darrell


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