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Army of the Brave and Accidental

by Alex Boyd

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A genre-bending retelling of The OdysseyArmy of the Brave and Accidental is a modern fable: a story about relationships, parenthood, and trying to have an impact on the world told from the shifting perspectives of ten characters. A hundred years after James Joyce stitched together a version of the epic tale, Canadian writer and essayist Alex Boyd updates the story as a reflection of Canadian twenty-first-century culture, allowing it to take a radically different cultural snapshot. These reimaginings newly create and colour a contemporary view of modern love without compromising any of the pitfalls or exaltations.

Army of the Brave and Accidental is funny, deft, wise and poetic all at once. The epic spans major cities such as Toronto and New York and is a coming-of-age story, a journey, a love story and a tragi-comedy.

About the Author
Alex Boyd lives in Toronto. He writes poems, fiction, reviews, and essays, and has had work published in magazines and newspapers such as Taddle Creek, Books in Canada, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, The Antigonish Review, and on websites such as The Danforth Review and Nthposition. He booked and hosted the I.V. Lounge Reading Series in Toronto for five years, and edits the online journal Northern Poetry Review. His personal site is alexboyd.com, and his first book of poems, Making Bones Walk, won the Gerald Lampert Award in 2008.
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