The Beekeeper by Keith HendersonThe Beekeeper by Keith Henderson

The Beekeeper

byKeith HendersonIllustratorNormand Cousineau

Paperback | August 16, 1990

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Young, impressionable, twenty-year-old Walter Taylor flees his suburban home in search of freedom and adventure and stumbles into more than he bargained for. Set in a chaotic bee-farm at the height of the 1960s, home to a bohemian, European-born artist and his mistresses, The Beekeeper is filled with allusion, irony, and high humour, yet sets in stark relief the fund of violence and ignorance that underlay the romantic dreams of the 1960s.

Henderson has written a hilarious satirical portrait of the last generation's counter-culture movement, as well as an original and thought-provoking assessment that what produced this rebellion was to a large measure, transplanted European ideas originating not only in the last century but beyond.

Keith Henderson was born in Montreal. Educated at McGill, Concordia, and the University of Toronto, he teaches English at Vanier College in Montreal. Henderson served as leader of the provincial Equality Party from 1993 - 2003.
Title:The BeekeeperFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 5.5 × 0.34 inPublished:August 16, 1990Publisher:DC BOOKS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0919688217

ISBN - 13:9780919688216


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Growing restless with suburban life, 20-year-old Walter Taylor sets off for the adventure of a lifetime. In The Beekeeper, he finds more adventure than he can handle when he stumbles upon a bee-farm owned by a bohemian, European-born artist. The house is full of the artist’s mistresses, a satirical portrait of the last generation’s counter-culture movement.