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About the Author: Keith Henderson

Keith Henderson has published four novels, (The Restoration, 1994, The Beekeeper, 1990, The Roof Walkers, 2013, Acqua Sacra, 2016), a collection of political essays from when he was Quebec columnist for the Financial Post (Staying Canadian, 1997), and a prize-winning book of short stories (The Pagan Nuptials of Julia, 2006), all with DC Books. He led a small provincial political party in Quebec during the separatist referendum of 1995 and championed English language rights and the “poison pill” strategy of partitioning Quebec if ever Quebec partitioned Canada, positions covered in full length articles in the Los Angeles and New York Times as well as on CBS 60 Minutes.


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Paperback, Published in Aug 2005 by DC Books

ISBN10: 0919688985 | ISBN13: 9780919688988

Page count: 116

The Pagan Nuptials of Julia chronicles the lives of ordinary English-speaking Quebeckers who "did not go the other way" down the 401, a neglected Canadian minority that saw its treasured world sacrificed by statist deceit and disowned with "stricken, evasive looks" even by its own kind.
With a vivid, contrarian insight, Keith Henderson shows us that not all change is even-handed or mending, and that when it embodies "refinement" and "necessary humanity," the Past merits passionate preservation.
Contemplating these at times gothic, always superbly crafted tales, alert readers will find themselves querying their fashionable complacencies while they ponder a vision conservative in the very best of senses -- one that revives the classical faith in human bonds and meaning, and prompts us to remember that we are "born into the arms of love."
Reminiscent of the works of Hawthorne, Mansfield, Mann, and Sinclair Ross, Keith Henderson's The Pagan Nuptials of Julia presents the brilliant, interrogative creations of one of Canada's finest "journalists of the soul."

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