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