“Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque, this novel is delightfully baroque and, although short, so striking it simply will never leave you.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
A story of a mysterious young man, Edward Boychuck, who survived brutal forest fires that raged through Northern Ontario communities goads a photographer. She tracks the reputed fire-blinded wanderer to a make-shift camp. Although her quarry eludes her, his story is revealed to her by the two elderly men who seek to live their remaining lives in freedom and solitude and a new visitor emerging from the cocoon of an old life of tyranny and torment.
As these characters discover and interpret the story of Boychuk from an unpredicted source, life, death, love and loss are treated with haunting subtlety and solid impact.