Here's my review of David Bergen's new novel, Stranger, for The Globe and Mail. It got me thinking about the oldest story patterns: transformation, the quest, the need for an heir, monsters in various forms, etc. Dan is tied up in all of this too, which might be why his life story has resonated for so long. More of all of it in the sequel, which is coming.
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