This Byronic tale is a narrative tour de force reminiscent of the haunting, romantic visions of Julien Gracq. At once mystery, thriller, erotic fantasy, ghost story, epic, a tale of obsession and weird encounter, Scarbo Edge is set on a Lake Huron coast unlike anything encountered before in Canadian literature. Readers will not soon forget the doomed lovers Isa and Eber—whose trials invoke the legend of Tristan and Iseult—the noble Beppo, the terrifying bear-hunter Ledoux.
Virgil Burnett is an author, publisher and artist working in several different media. His work has been widely published in Europe and North America. A show of his illustrations was exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in 2005. He lives in Southern Ontario.
Book design by Christian Snyder. Cover art by the author.