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In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch

by John Zada


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ISBN-13: 9780802129352
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Zada is a writer, photographer, and journalist whose work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Explore, CBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond is his first book.

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As a child I was obsessed by stories about Bigfoot. I grew up in the 1970s and early 80s, a time when Sasquatch had become a pop-culture icon after a string of movies and television shows exploited the public’s apparent fascination with the creature. I became literate by reading some of the first books published on the subject. For years, the creatures, which I came to believe in wholeheartedly, even appeared to me in my dreams at night. They were otherworldly, existing far beyond the pale, yet fitting perfectly into the fabric of my mental universe.

I mostly grew out of this obsession, but part of it remained with me. Now, through no will or decision of my own, my old interest was rediscovered—like an amnesiac’s memory found. But unlike before, the faded old yarns printed in dusty library books were turning into real life experiences shared trustingly with me—a writer and journalist—by the people who lived and breathed them. I felt compelled to investigate and make sense of this mystery, which, to me, languished in inexplicability for far too long. Maybe I could discover something that others hadn’t.