High Strangeness and Family Romance: a review of Sharma Shield's "The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac"

In author Sharma Shield's The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, an American family are touched in surprising, tragic and often poignant ways by their connection with a large upright bipedal ape named, improbably, Mr. Krantz.  Mr. Krantz can talk - well enough, in fact, to seduce a woman named Agnes away from her husband and son.  Her son, a sensitive boy named Eli, even meets Mr. Krantz, stuffed into a too-small suit, with tufts of thick and gnarled hair betraying his animal nature, before his mother leaves to begin a new life in the woods with her lover.  The event is a catalyst of "high strangeness" which affects generations of his family in various ways.  

Read more