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Durvile & UpRoute Books Fall 2021

The River Troll
A Story of Love
By (author): Rich Théroux
Rich Théroux


UpRoute - Calgary



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade
Sep 01, 2021
$19.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.3 in | 187 gr

Page Count:

128 pages


40 Original artwork by the author, Rich Théroux
Durvile Publications
Magical realism

Late at night our friend wanders a little and ponders quite a lot on a long walk along a deadly river looking for a reason to keep on living. He meets up with a troll and a few other all-night ghouls as he drifts along, searching for purpose.

Excerpt: “He sits. Strangely when he sits under the bridge his head is still near the roof. Wasn’t his head touching the roof when he was standing? He sits. He still fills the space. I’ll tell you a story, but you better send a tasty child my way or I’m not telling you anymore.”

Besides being a cave-man, Rich is a genius talent at painting and drawing. His art hangs here and there in prominent homes and galleries but he prefers not to boast about it. Rich is founder of Rumble House and happens to also teach junior high art. He is the author and illustrator of Stop Making Art and Die, and the co-author of the poetry book, A Wake in the Undertow, along with his partner Jess Szabo. Intriguingly, he calls himself a tomato can. He and his tribe exist/co-exist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

https://youtu.be/dV2T-iqENXo Shortlisted for the COVR Awards Y/A Category

About Rich Theroux's book Stop Making Art and Die .Stop Making Art and Die asks big questions about creativity, fulfillment, and happiness and explores Theroux’s theories about the artistic process and what fuels that inner compulsion to pursue it.”

— ERIC VOLMERS, The Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette.

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