Can you make love to a ghost? Can two girls crawl through a sewer to save pigs from slaughter? Do monuments to the dead live?
This book is the second of the greater work that begins with the novel, & after this our exile. There, veterans of the First World War and their families fight to stay alive in postwar Toronto; here, the same cast of characters, some alive, some not, travel back to France to open the Vimy Memorial in 1936.
Written to stand alone, Sap’s War should nevertheless be read in conjunction with & after this our exile. Together, the two books constitute a complete old and new testament to the men and women of the Canadian Corps, their families, and, in some cases, their living memories, moving and acting among us, here and now.
Ward McBurney lives in Toronto. He is the author of two collections of radio stories, broadcast over the CBC, three collections of poetry, and two novels.
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