Mystery Valley


Summary and short biography - (English)

Mystery Valley 

translated by Margaret Wilson Fuller


A captivating tale of love and legend, Mystery Valley brings to life a late nineteenth century First Nations community near Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. At a time of early contact with Europeans, Luyana, an elder of the Chehalis nation, finds an abandoned sasquatch infant on the banks of the Harrison River. Sheltering the creature, Luyana eventually welcome him as a brother. When intruders arrive in search of a trophy sasquatch, the Chehalis unite to protect the creatures who live deep in the hills in a place they call Mystery Valley. These hunters also threaten the way of life of a peacuful people living in harmony with nature. A first novel of myth and imagination based on extensive research into First Nations culture, Mystery Valley takes the reader on an intriguing journey of romance and revelation.

Originally from France, Nicole Dargère has lived in British Columbia for over thirty years where she has written several successful plays and musical comedies for children. Mystery Valley, her first novel, reflects the author's fascination with the landscape, legends and First Nations culture of British Columbia.




Most of the story takes place on the Harrison River located in British  Columbia, Western Canada

Published by : Ekstasis Editions - Victoria, British Columbia 

ISBN 978-1-77171-028-2
170 pages

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About the Translator :

A native of Scotland, Margaret Wilson Fuller received an MA from the University of Edinburg before emigrating to Vancouver, B.C. There she lived on a 45-foot yacht while undertaking a Diploma in Translation and an MA in French literature from the University of British Columbia, where she also lectured. In 1995 she moved to Paris where she works as a translator. This is her fifth fiction translation for Ekstasis Editions.


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