"I didn't realize I was hungry till I smelled cooking from across the street. Through the open gate of the ryad I could see a table crowded with brochettes of mutton and baskets of sliced bread. There were also plates of black olives, sliced tomatoes, honey-soaked phylo pastry for dessert and glasses of white wine to wash everything down. It was as good a place as any to get back into the game."
Guernica Editions, Spring 2014
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US
Against the backdrop of Morocco and France, the hero of The Goat In The Tree travels in pursuit of both an audience for his stories and his next meal. Fictional travelogue, love story, and the misadventures of a teller of tales, Lorne Elliott sends his narrator tip-toeing around the uncomfortable edge of things, out to where stories bloom, and brings them back for us to enjoy.
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