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Darrell Kastin has created a mysterious and compelling novel with unsuspected depths in The Undiscovered Island based on his own experience and that of his family

Series: Portuguese in the Americas Series (Book 12). Paperback: 411 pages. Darrell Kastin has created a mysterious and compelling novel with unsuspected depths in The Undiscovered Island based on his own experience and that of his family. Warning: The Undiscovered Island may leave you with a feeling of discontent with your staid life and a desire to sail beyond the sunset.

DARRELL KASTIN was born in Los Angeles, California. The Undiscovered Island Portuguese in the Americas series. 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 in many of his short stories. He is currently setting the poetry of Luis de Camoes, Fernando Pessoa, and Florbela Espanca to music.

The Undiscovered Island (Portuguese In The Americas Series). by. Darrell Kastin (Goodreads Author).

The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature. The Undiscovered Island. Community, Culture and The Makings of Identity along the Eastern Seaboard.

Darrell Kastin is an American writer, born in Los Angeles, California. In Portugal he has work in NEO Magazine and Oficina de Poesia. His first novel, The Undiscovered Island, was published in 2009 by Tagus Press. His father’s parents came from Belarus in the first decade of the 20th century. His mother was born on the island of Faial in the Azores, Portugal, and is the daughter of Azorean poets and journalists, Francisco and Josefina do Canto e Castro. Currently out of print, it won the 2010 Independent Publishers IPPY Silver Prize in Multicultural Fiction.

Alarmed by her father Sebastiao's unexplained disappearance, Julia Castro travels from California to the family's ancestral home in the Azores and finds the mid-Atlantic islands abuzz with tales of ghost ships, seductive sirens and witchcraft.

Home Is an Island A Novel Portuguese in the Americas Series.

Portuguese people have had a very long history in the United States, since 1634 Biggest communities.

Portuguese people have had a very long history in the United States, since 1634. The first documented Portuguese to live in colonial America was Mathias de Sousa, a Sephardic Jew. Some of the earliest European explorers to reach portions of the New World were said to be Portuguese  .

Portuguese Americans (os), also known as Luso-Americans (luso-americanos), are American citizens and residents of the United States who are connected to the country of Portugal by birth, ancestry or citizenship.

Other books in this series. and Contemporary Civic Culture in Massachusetts . DARRELL KASTIN was born in Los Angeles, the son of an Azorean mother and a father of Russian/Jewish descent. His novel, The Undiscovered Island, won the 2010 IPPY Independent Publisher's Silver Award for Multicultural Fiction. He is also a musician and a composer.

2010 Independent Publisher Book Award Winner (IPPY) - Silver Medal in Multicultural FictionJulia Castro travels to her family's ancestral home in the Azores, after her father's disappearance, to find the islands abuzz with tales of ghost ships, seductive sirens, and a new island emerging from the sea. While searching for her father, Julia succumbs to the bewitching allure of the Azores, and to Nicolau, a fellow musician, who appears to hold as many secrets as the islands themselves. She discovers a place where dreams lie just beyond the horizon, shrouded in mist. History, legend, poetry and myth, are seamlessly interwoven, exploring the line between fate and self-determination, past and present, reality and illusion. The novel is a lyrical evocation of a locale and a people.

The Undiscovered Island (Portuguese in the Americas Series) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1933227238

ISBN: 1933227230

Author: Darrell Kastin

Category: Fantasy

Subcategory: Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: UMass Dartmouth; 1st edition (July 1, 2009)

Pages: 411 pages

ePUB size: 1713 kb

FB2 size: 1891 kb

Rating: 4.8

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Thetath
Darrell Kastin has created a mysterious and compelling novel with unsuspected depths in The Undiscovered Island based on his own experience and that of his family. It is a tale of a search in the tradition of Portuguese exploration, looking for what may have been, what is, and what may be, driven by a woman's search for her missing father. Warning: The Undiscovered Island may leave you with a feeling of discontent with your staid life and a desire to sail beyond the sunset.
Thetath
Darrell Kastin has created a mysterious and compelling novel with unsuspected depths in The Undiscovered Island based on his own experience and that of his family. It is a tale of a search in the tradition of Portuguese exploration, looking for what may have been, what is, and what may be, driven by a woman's search for her missing father. Warning: The Undiscovered Island may leave you with a feeling of discontent with your staid life and a desire to sail beyond the sunset.
Otiel
Kastin's writing displays not only his virtuosity in the written world, but also a deep concern of Portuguese culture. The author inserts poetry, legends and historical events in the novel, and shows a thorough knowledge and accurate research of Portuguese culture and literary tradition. Lyrical and profound, The Undiscovered Island is a story magnificently told. The characters get into an adventure of family quest where past, present and future blend into a metaphysical journey of self discovery. What begins to be the search for a disappeared father ultimately becomes the reunion with a greater and more fundamental whole - roots, the encounter with oneself, the disclosure of family past and country's destiny. Portuguese history, literature, tradition and mythology are present in the novel as the spiritual sceneries of the plot. The author often employs supernatural elements, fantastical descriptions and at times the narrative is enriched with sensible and profound remarks on life, love, hope and dreams. The story takes place in the 'enchanted' isles of the Azores archipelago, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved places on Earth. This book is so worth reading, that I recommend it should be read slowly and savoured.
Otiel
Kastin's writing displays not only his virtuosity in the written world, but also a deep concern of Portuguese culture. The author inserts poetry, legends and historical events in the novel, and shows a thorough knowledge and accurate research of Portuguese culture and literary tradition. Lyrical and profound, The Undiscovered Island is a story magnificently told. The characters get into an adventure of family quest where past, present and future blend into a metaphysical journey of self discovery. What begins to be the search for a disappeared father ultimately becomes the reunion with a greater and more fundamental whole - roots, the encounter with oneself, the disclosure of family past and country's destiny. Portuguese history, literature, tradition and mythology are present in the novel as the spiritual sceneries of the plot. The author often employs supernatural elements, fantastical descriptions and at times the narrative is enriched with sensible and profound remarks on life, love, hope and dreams. The story takes place in the 'enchanted' isles of the Azores archipelago, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved places on Earth. This book is so worth reading, that I recommend it should be read slowly and savoured.
Qwert
Hoping for a small amount of personal connection to a novel about the Azores, I was quickly swept off my feet by this exciting and reality shifting story of heritage, community and love. I usually read for an hour each night before bed, but this book with its lively,realistic and mysterious characters kept me too engaged to sleep. Kastin never reveals every piece of his puzzle and never underestimates both the intelligence of the reader and our willingness to go just beyond "normal" beliefs. I really grew to care about these people and flipped the pages in anticipation of what was coming next. I hope this story will continue. I can't thank you enough Mr. Kastin for helping create a mental profile of the culture and people that are a part of me lost over generations. You've helped me rediscover my Azorean roots. Excellent! I am waiting for Kastin's next book.
Qwert
Hoping for a small amount of personal connection to a novel about the Azores, I was quickly swept off my feet by this exciting and reality shifting story of heritage, community and love. I usually read for an hour each night before bed, but this book with its lively,realistic and mysterious characters kept me too engaged to sleep. Kastin never reveals every piece of his puzzle and never underestimates both the intelligence of the reader and our willingness to go just beyond "normal" beliefs. I really grew to care about these people and flipped the pages in anticipation of what was coming next. I hope this story will continue. I can't thank you enough Mr. Kastin for helping create a mental profile of the culture and people that are a part of me lost over generations. You've helped me rediscover my Azorean roots. Excellent! I am waiting for Kastin's next book.
Irostamore
First off:
I couldn't agree more with David Silva's review/words, I feel that same way... Roots?
I have been trying to get my hands on anything about Faial.
After a lifetime of saying I was 1/2 Portuguese I never knew where my roots were from.
I went clueless to Portugal in 2007 but was lost in a magical country with out any idea! We drove to towns that had family names imagining I would stumble across some answers.
My Grandfather migrated in 1909 , I never had the chance to learn where he was born. He passed away when I was 16. He did however put a paint brush, hammer, saw and screwdrivers in my hand every time I stayed with him.
I just found out this last December when I found his immigration card that was in my mothers pictures. After that I've been on a mission... I found a lot of ancestry in the last weeks.

I could hardly put the book down.

Buy a copy, read it and fall in love with it!!!

Greg Dias (Furtado Garcia Serpa Silva)
greg4067 @ gmail.com
Irostamore
First off:
I couldn't agree more with David Silva's review/words, I feel that same way... Roots?
I have been trying to get my hands on anything about Faial.
After a lifetime of saying I was 1/2 Portuguese I never knew where my roots were from.
I went clueless to Portugal in 2007 but was lost in a magical country with out any idea! We drove to towns that had family names imagining I would stumble across some answers.
My Grandfather migrated in 1909 , I never had the chance to learn where he was born. He passed away when I was 16. He did however put a paint brush, hammer, saw and screwdrivers in my hand every time I stayed with him.
I just found out this last December when I found his immigration card that was in my mothers pictures. After that I've been on a mission... I found a lot of ancestry in the last weeks.

I could hardly put the book down.

Buy a copy, read it and fall in love with it!!!

Greg Dias (Furtado Garcia Serpa Silva)
greg4067 @ gmail.com
Shazel
At first I was entranced by the narrative but all the flipping around between dialogue and poetry and stories soon gave me a headache. I can understand why some would find charm in this story. I thought it was bizarre. The final chapters made me feel like I was tripping on LSD. Not my cup of tea.
Shazel
At first I was entranced by the narrative but all the flipping around between dialogue and poetry and stories soon gave me a headache. I can understand why some would find charm in this story. I thought it was bizarre. The final chapters made me feel like I was tripping on LSD. Not my cup of tea.
Diab
This work of brilliance is much more than a novel. On the surface, it's partly a love story of an American-born woman who goes in search of her missing father and finds instead, love, and her Portuguese ancestral roots on the Atlantic islands of the Azores. Meanwhile it's really a love story to Portuguese heritage and Portuguese history.

The book is multi-faceted in its structure. Interspersed among the pages is a mini-history of the formation of the Portuguese nation, Portugal's exploration of much of the world, and the settlement of the Azores. The author quotes extensively from The Lusíads (Oxford World's Classics), the Portuguese epic; Portuguese poets, especially the great Fernando Pessoa, and from many historians who wrote about Portugal, Portuguese exploration, and the Azores. There are many passages that, together, constitute a mini-genealogy of noble Portuguese founding families, intertwined with the history of Portugal. Also interspersed are philosophical writings, ostensibly those written by the missing father, a kind of crazy hermit obsessed with his native islands, his ethnic heritage, and his lineage in déclassé family.

The book slows down a bit in the last third when it shift into magical realism as the author takes us on a long fantastic voyage, in search of the Undiscovered Island, although this sequence is also one of the most entrancing dream-like passages I can think of in literature. The search for such an island (aka the Unknown Island, the Undiscovered Island, the Enchanted Island) is a recurring theme in Portuguese literature as in Saramajo's The Tale of the Unknown Island. I mention magical realism because I also happen to be reading The Movies of My Life: A Novel by Chilean author Alberto Fuguet who is a proponent of McOndo, a movement proclaiming the end of magical realism which has become stereotypical of much Latin writing. All in all, The Undiscovered Island is a great read and I highly recommend it.
Diab
This work of brilliance is much more than a novel. On the surface, it's partly a love story of an American-born woman who goes in search of her missing father and finds instead, love, and her Portuguese ancestral roots on the Atlantic islands of the Azores. Meanwhile it's really a love story to Portuguese heritage and Portuguese history.

The book is multi-faceted in its structure. Interspersed among the pages is a mini-history of the formation of the Portuguese nation, Portugal's exploration of much of the world, and the settlement of the Azores. The author quotes extensively from The Lusíads (Oxford World's Classics), the Portuguese epic; Portuguese poets, especially the great Fernando Pessoa, and from many historians who wrote about Portugal, Portuguese exploration, and the Azores. There are many passages that, together, constitute a mini-genealogy of noble Portuguese founding families, intertwined with the history of Portugal. Also interspersed are philosophical writings, ostensibly those written by the missing father, a kind of crazy hermit obsessed with his native islands, his ethnic heritage, and his lineage in déclassé family.

The book slows down a bit in the last third when it shift into magical realism as the author takes us on a long fantastic voyage, in search of the Undiscovered Island, although this sequence is also one of the most entrancing dream-like passages I can think of in literature. The search for such an island (aka the Unknown Island, the Undiscovered Island, the Enchanted Island) is a recurring theme in Portuguese literature as in Saramajo's The Tale of the Unknown Island. I mention magical realism because I also happen to be reading The Movies of My Life: A Novel by Chilean author Alberto Fuguet who is a proponent of McOndo, a movement proclaiming the end of magical realism which has become stereotypical of much Latin writing. All in all, The Undiscovered Island is a great read and I highly recommend it.