Sasquatch and the Green Sash
Nov 05, 2018
Sasquatch and the Green Sash is at once a translation and adaptation of the medieval English poem Sir Gwain and the Green Knight, from a time when parts of English culture were closer to Old Norse roots. Novelist Henderson has chosen to Canadianize the original, setting it among the Dene of Nahanni National Park in the NWT. This new setting is darker, colder, and sub—arctic with the 'ominous green and violet and pink of Aurora Borealis," and the additional dimension of the ancint Green Man's origins as Al Khidr, vizier of Alexander the Great.
Apr 17, 2018
A woman wins a fabulous lottery; a frustrated middle-age man waits for his wealthy father to die; an unemployed father and widower struggles to earn a living wage; an older man of means has an affair with a much younger woman; a privileged but harassed suburban woman and a homeless man meet in a subway station: each story, built upon familiar motifs, leads into the core of the characters? sense of who they are. The narrative drama arises from what they face and how they live during their present circumstances. For the readers, the stories trans... + Read More