Where did they all go? A year ago N*Sync and the Backstreet Boys were dancing their way across television screens and into the hearts of 11-year-old girls everywhere. Britney Spears had just released another album and was threatening world domination, and Christina Aguilera had just "come on over" with her rather interesting wardrobe.
Though some critics have described Heynens work as a snapshot of rural life, he prefers to view his work as a satiric and ironic commentary on aspects of modern life that perhaps most people fail to recognize.
Huzzah! Huzzah! Come one, come all to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival where the revelry never ends and chivalry lives on! It is a land of exotic enchantments, of mystical magic, and of foolery and finery!
Will Ferguson is one satirical Canadian and his debut novel brings that personality trait to the forefront. The premise circles around the work of book editor Edwin de Valu, a lost soul of Generation X who lives in an unnamed American city (presumably New York) and lives an unhappy life amid a marriage he despises, working at a job that provides him zero satisfaction.