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DC Books at the 2018 AELAQ Pop-Up Book Fair

The Association of English Language Editors of Quebec will hold a Book Fair Saturday Nov. 24 and Sunday Nov. 25, in the Atrium of the McConnell Building at Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, metro Guy-Concordia.

Hours are: Saturday: 12-6 PM and Sunday: 12-6 PM.

A number of DC Books authors will be in attendance, ready to greet, chat, and sign great books! A selection of Railfare DC Books train books will also be on sale at substantial Christmas discounts.

Poet John Emil Vincent will be participating in Perforating the Screen of Language: Poets Out Loud, Sunday, Nov. 25, 3-4 p.m.

Novelist Kenneth Radu will be participating in Stories Speak: Writers on Fiction, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1-2 p.m.

Lineup:

Saturday 12 – 3: poet Jason Camlot, author of Animal Library and Attention All Typewriters.

Saturday 12 – 3: poet John Emil Vincent whose Excitement Tax has been nominated for the Concordia First Book Award by the QWF.

John Emil Vincent, poet

Sunday 12 – 1: novelist Ken Radu, author of Earthbound, Butterfly In Amber, and the recently published collection of short stories, Net Worth

Novelist Kenneth Radu reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his recent DC publication “Net Worth”

Sunday 1 – 2: novelist Tom Abray, author of the short story collection, Pollen and the recently published novel, Where I Wanted To Be

Novelist Tom Abray reading at the Montreal West Public Library from his novel “Where I Wanted To Be”

Sunday 2 – 4: poet Greg Santos, author of Rabbit Punch! and The Emperor’s Sofa.

Poet Greg Santos together with Keith Henderson at last year’s Pop-Up Fair

Throughout the Fair: novelist Keith Henderson, author of Sasquatch and the Green Sash and Acqua Sacra

Sasquatch and the Green Sash

DC Books is pleased to announce the publication of Keith Henderson’s Sasquatch and the Green Sash, with illustrations by Steve Adams and Introduction by medievalist K.S. Whetter of Acadia University. Sasquatch and the Green Sash is a translation/Canadian adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Gavin McHenry is a lonely, restless man. Even among the beautiful and bountiful yuletide merriment of his cousin Arthur LeMagne’s Christmas feast, the RCMP constable stands apart, brooding and regretful. Then a strange Sasquatch on a sled crashes the party and challenges him to a cruel game. A kind of duel, it will lead to other tests along the way as a year hence Gavin goes in search of the beast the Dene Nation call Nuk-luk.

Is the young constable just an old-fashioned Canadian adventurer or a retro Millennial adrenalin junkie? Gavin’s struggle for virtuous action and nobility of soul in a self-serving world of violent deceit and sexual treachery may be that of every man and woman alive today. In Sasquatch and the Green Sash, Keith Henderson’s narrator presents a scarily enchanting and thrilling tale of two determined, duty-bound adversaries. Gavin’s struggle is ours, and something to savour for sure…but maybe not too sweetly?

One thing clear through all the snow and ice and race to win is what some will risk to gain or lose, be it love or fame through sin and dishonour in the perilous Arctic mountains of Canada’s mystical north.

Sasquatch and the Green Sash by Keith Henderson (Introduction by Prof. K.S. Whetter, Acadia), ISBN 978-1-927599-40-2 is available in hardcover for $29.95 at fine book stores across Canada and into the United States, directly from DC Books, via amazon.com, amazon.ca, 49th Shelf, or Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

“Henderson retells a powerful tale with dignity and grace, successfully transplanting a poem rooted in the mediaeval Arthurian past into a particularly Canadian mythos.”

– K. S. WHETTER, Acadia University INTRODUCTION, SASQUATCH AND THE GREEN SASH