Entry updated 19 July 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1963- ) Canadian author whose sixth novel, the Near Future Theory of Bastards (2018), focuses primarily on a speculative study, and complex intercourse with, a family of bonobos (see Apes as Human; Biology; Zoo) caged in a research institute; the free-form non-agonistic Sex enjoyed by these "animals" provides a model for the human researcher at the heart of the tale, which is set in a world more and more intensely beholden to intervening Communications bots. A sudden savage series of events generated by Climate Change force the humans and the bonobos to reach deeper understandings of one another in order to survive. Theory of Bastards won a Philip K Dick Award. [JC]
born Montreal, Québec: 9 May 1963
works (highly selected)
- Theory of Bastards (New York: Europa Editions, 2018) [pb/]
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