Evie of the Deepthorn

Overview

A novel about small towns, art, and loneliness.

What is Evie of the Deepthorn?

It’s a cult Canadian movie that Kent looks to for inspiration as he struggles to understand the death of his brother. It’s a fantasy novel that Sarah wrestles with as she navigates a traumatic childhood and comes to terms with her failures as an adult. It’s a poem that motivates Reza to go on a pilgrimage from which he will not return unscathed.

Shifting and sometimes contradictory, Evie of the Deepthorn is about the search for answers — and escape.

Reviews

Andre's writing is poised and mature and exceptional. The honesty and intelligence of his voice is so rare these days, in fiction. The believability of his central character never wavers and by the end of the book I was in tears. The book is layered and layered with mystery, poetry, suffering and hope, the best kind of writing. Really, truly, it's a stunning work and I hope you get a chance to read it.

Miriam Toews, author of Women Talking

About the Author

André Babyn

Posted by Dundurn Guest on April 30, 2019

André Babyn

André Babyn has an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. His short fiction has appeared in Maisonneuve, the Fanzine, Hobart, Grain, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto.