Paradise & Elsewhere is up for a CBC Bookie award in the short fiction category. Voting is open until Feb 23rd: http://www.cbc.ca/books/bookies2015/
This collection has been on some great lists, including the long list for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Dan Vyleta selected Paradise & Elsewhere as his book of the year in the Walrus “Short List.”
“The whole of Kathy Page’s beautiful, daring collection can be read as an invitation to seek out new points of view….It makes for giddy reading: each story’s opening paragraph and unlabelled door that may lead anywhere at all… Attempts at communication across lines of gender, wealth and even species; sudden changes in points of view and their implied reshuffling of certainties — despite the book’s many shifts in genre, protagonist and setting, the collection has a startling coherence… The result is a collection that while neither flawless nor comfortable, is always intriguing, often dazzling– and for all the bleakness it unearths — immensely fun to read.” Dan Vyleta
Read the whole review here: http://thewalrus.ca/the-short-list/
The same issue of the Walrus also includes, along with the above-mentioned review, a link to the last and perhaps most poetic story in Paradise & Elsewhere, My Fees, and a short story of mine, Red Dog (one of the more regular, realistic kind).