Trust the Bluer Skies

Trust the Bluer Skies
Meditations on Fatherhood
By paulo da costa

Categories: Personal Memoirs, Fatherhood
Paperback : 9780889779921, 256 pages, March 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-03-02

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Award-winning author paulo da costa meditates on fatherhood, place, and memory during a trip to his childhood home in Vale de Cambra, Portugal.
During an extended stay in his childhood home in Portugal, author paulo da costa distills the wide-eyed innocence, joy, and curiosity of his four-year-old son as he meets his aging grandparents and explores an unfamiliar country and culture into a beautiful, tender, and poetic portrait of father-son relationships.
Evocative and heartwarming, Trust the Bluer Skies is a literary time capsule—a father’s vivid account of his son’s early years, a sensory-rich journey through rural Portugal, and a poignant exploration of masculinities that is positive, compassionate, and nurturing.


Praise for paulo da costa:
“His work makes us see, feel, and be more: to have profound insights into our lives and the world; to understand what makes us live the way we do and realize that perhaps we ought to be living another way to fulfill our humanity.”
Canadian Writers Abroad