The Beekeeper

The Beekeeper

Book - 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.

Publisher: Montreal : DC Books, 1990.
ISBN: 9780919688216
Branch Call Number: HENDE
Characteristics: 172 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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A modern 'Catcher in the Rye" coming of age story. As an older, female reader I found this story tedious and solipsistic. I did not see the humour in in this story.

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