Tuesday Dec 01 2015 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, SaskatoonPost a comment Event type: reading, signing
House of the White Elephant (Burton House Books)
In the spring of 1953, on the day that the ice breaks up on the Saskatchewan river system, an eccentric music teacher tells the story of her father, Lewis William Hutchinson — his work as a judge during the Indian Mutiny of 1857; his mother, confined to an asylum run by the East India Company; and his three wives, all named Elizabeth — in a last attempt to discover the truth of the man behind the judge’s robes, and the fate of his first Elizabeth who disappeared in the Punjab.
To know a man, she writes, one must look to his women. A sweeping epic that moves as swiftly as the rivers Jesse Emma has lived by — the Ganges, the Thames, the Seine and the North Saskatchewan — House of the White Elephant is an entertaining exposé, a dramatic rendering of the British class system and its lasting impact on a generation it spawned.
The Forest Horses and Girl at the Window. She has served as president of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and vice-chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. She lives in Regina. House of the White Elephant is her tenth publication, a story loosely based on her paternal ancestry.an award-winning author who work includes