9781627791991

The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9781627791991

  • ISBN10:

    162779199X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/27/2015
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

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Summary

A dark, fantastical, multi-generational tale about a family whose patriarch is consumed by the hunt for the mythical, elusive sasquatch he encountered in his youth

Eli Roebuck was nine years old when his mother walked off into the woods with "Mr. Krantz," a large, strange, hairy man who may or may not be a sasquatch. What Eli knows for certain is that his mother went willingly, leaving her only son behind. For the rest of his life, Eli is obsessed with the hunt for the bizarre creature his mother chose over him, and we watch it affect every relationship he has in his long life--with his father, with both of his wives, his children, grandchildren, and colleagues. We follow all of the Roebuck family members, witnessing through each of them the painful, isolating effects of Eli's maniacal hunt, and find that each Roebuck is battling a monster of his or her own, sometimes literally. The magical world Shields has created is one of unicorns and lake monsters, ghosts and reincarnations, tricksters and hexes. At times charming, as when young Eli meets the eccentric, extraordinary Mr. Krantz, and downright horrifying at others, The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac is boldly imaginative throughout, and proves to be a devastatingly real portrait of the demons that we as human beings all face.

Author Biography

Sharma Shields holds an MFA from the University of Montana. She is the author of the short story collection Favorite Monster, winner of the 2011 Autumn House Fiction Prize, and her work has appeared in such literary journals as Kenyon Review and Iowa Review and has garnered numerous awards, including the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor. Shields has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State and now lives in Spokane with her husband and children

Table of Contents

The Handsome Guest (1943)        3
The Bottomless Pit (1945)        15
S’cwene’y’ti (1955)        35
The Funnel, the Hourglass, the Window (1959)        49
The Patchwork Cap (1970)        63
The Study Habits of Dedicated Creatures (1972)        91
Living Large in the Electric City (1974)        107
All’s Well        124
Stay Down        146
Snare Trap (1978)        155
The Mountain (1980)        171
Release the Dogs (1982)        185
Storybook (1990)        203
People of the Street (1994)        239
That Will Teach You (2003)        257
The Glue Factories (2004)        267
Antidote (2005)        291
Removal        302
Produce the Monster (2006)        315
Ghost Story        342
Life Sickness (Afterlife)        363

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