Mr. Singh Among the Fugitives
R. U. Singh has always known he is destined to live the life of an English country squire. After a few false starts, in Bombay, Thunder Bay, and Toronto, he settles into a comfortable existence as a small-town Ontario lawyer, much solicited for the diversity he lends committees and conclaves. But—lest he forget—he is accepted only at the whim of his woman in white, a commanding university administrator, and by her whim can also fall. Mr. Singh Among the Fugitives sends up the multicultural aspirations of Canadian identity, pokes fun at our glitterati, and, tongue firmly in cheek, issues a warning: be careful who you pretend to be.
STEPHEN HENIGHAN is a novelist, academic, and translator. He is the author of over a dozen previous books, including the short story collection A Grave in the Air and the novel The Path of the Jaguar. He has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Canada Prize in the Humanities, a McNally Robinson Fiction Prize, a National Magazine Award, and a Western Magazine Award. Henighan is a columnist for Geist magazine and General Editor of the Biblioasis International Translation Series, and teaches Spanish-American literature at the University of Guelph.
The fearless Stephen Henighan skewers Canadian culture in this comic novel.
"Stephen Henighan is a persistent thorn in the side of the Canadian literary establishment, but also a fearless and perceptive observer of our culture."-Quill & Quire
"He not only kills sacred cows, but he tortures them first." —University of Toronto Quarterly