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A World Elsewhere, by Wayne Johnson

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Reviewed in this essay: A World Elsewhere by Wayne Johnson. Knopf Canada, 2011. A tale of fathers, real and make-believe, is the backbone of Johnson`s new novel. Landish Druken is an exile at home, estranged from his father, starving in a garret, writing a book that he burns every night. On the edge of Dark Marsh Road, he raises the boy Deacon, orphaned by Druken’s father’s own hand. Shunned from...