The Jesus of the West

The Jesus of the West

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Hugh Griffith By HughGriff Completed

The calm, predictable world of  nature interpretation in Burnaby, British Columbia,  becomes entangled with the Supernatural.  The catalyst is a madman artist, an old camp mate  of one of the interpreters, who, seventeen years after their last contact half a continent away, shows up unexpectedly to rescue his friend from dismal employment and, in his words,  "send you home."    While figuring out the best  way to accomplish this, he busies himself in other tasks.  With the reluctant assistance of his old mate, the artist abducts a beaver from Vancouver's Stanley Park, burns down down the Burnaby Lake Nature House,  encounters an RCMP drug squad while searching for salamanders next to a mountainside grow-op, paddles an aluminum canoe into a thunderstorm, and, without intending to, saves the planet from nuclear destruction.  Amid and beyond these antics, The Jesus of the West is a story of the lasting strength of friendships formed in early adulthood, and of what is lost in choosing to leave behind those who know you best.

  • humor
  • lovestory
  • magic-realism
  • nature
  • racism
  • wildlife

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