Young, impressionable, twenty-year-old Walter Taylor flees his
suburban home in search of freedom and adventure and stumbles into
more than he bargained for. Set in a chaotic bee-farm at the height
of the 1960s, home to a bohemian, European-born artist and his
mistresses, The Beekeeper is filled with allusion, irony, and high
humour, yet sets in stark relief the fund of violence and ignorance
that underlay the romantic dreams of the 1960s.
Henderson has written a hilarious satirical portrait of the last
generation's counter-culture movement, as well as an original and
thought-provoking assessment that what produced this rebellion was
to a large measure transplanted European ideas originating not only
in the last century but beyond.
"A roisterous jaunt through male envy...." - The Edmonton
"Amusing ... sketches of some eccentric '60s intellectuals as
they lounge in the Ontario countryside.... The characters are
beautifully realized.... Henderson is hilarious when he's mocking
the cerebral pretensions of the bohemian set." - Books in
"Fast-paced and well written...�with many� interesting
observations about the effect decadent European sensibilities had
on the Canadian artistic landscape of the era." - The Globe and
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||140 x 215 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||2nd Revised edition
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