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A new sasquatch tale

October 08th, 2015

Originally from France, Nicole Dargère has crafted as a fanciful, lyrical, sasquatch story set near Harrison Hotsprings in the late 19th century. In Mystery Valley (Ekstasis $25.95), an elder of the Chehalis nation finds an abandoned sasquatch infant and raises it until it is welcomed by her community. With the intrusion of European trophy hunters, the Chehalis people unite to protect the sasquatch population who live in a place called Mystery Valley. This novel was originally published in French as Mystery Valley ou Le secret du peuple de la rivière (Paris: L’Harmattan 2012). Nicole Dargère was raised in the small village of La Tour de Salvagny, near the city of Lyon. She immigrated to Toronto, Canada at age 24, eventually moving to Langley, B.C. 978-1-77171-028-2

4 Responses to “A new sasquatch tale”

  1. Thank you Katrine for your endorsement and nice comments. Best regards, Nicole

  2. Katrine Geneau says:

    NIcole DARGERE’s Mystery Valley is a fascinating page-turner highlighting the relationship between a baby Sasquatch and its adoptive mother, an elder of the Chehalis nation near Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia. This tale not only brings to the fore the continuing question of the existence of the Sasquatch, it also reveals the author’s unique perspective of the raison d’être of these mystical creatures. Throughout the novel, Ms. Dargère shares her extraordinary depth of knowledge of the customs and culture of the Chehalis people at the turn of the 19th century making for an informative and thought-provoking read!

  3. CORALIE SEYS says:

    A wonderful story that takes us to the heart of Harrisson Hot Springs. I felt like I was there.

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