Getting to Know Coconut Dreams Author Derek Mascarenhas: Bloody Noses, Scars & Cozy Sweaters

Find out what I'm allergic to, why I started growing a beard, and other little-known facts in the Dirty Dozen challenge. Thanks so much to Open Book for featuring me, and such high praise:

"Mascarenhas' voice is an exciting addition to CanLit as he moves effortlessly from ghost stories to suburban parking lots, and from complex questions of identity to loving depictions of family ties."

http://open-book.ca/…/Getting-to-Know-Coconut-Dreams-Author…

Coconut Dreams goes to Goa - featured in The Navhind Times!

Never would I have expected Coconut Dreams to be featured in the largest English newspaper in Goa, The Navhind Times, and hear that relatives and family friends in the village were reading about it.
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Thanks so much to @chris_inwonderland!! 🥥🌴

Read the full story here:
http://epaper.navhindtimes.in/NewsDetail.aspx?storyid=4990&date=2019-04-28&pageid=1

(One small note lost in translation - I'm not an immigrant myself - my parents are, and I was born in Canada)