Evie of the Deepthorn

Overview

Three young people use art to make sense of the world after experiencing trauma.

What is Evie of the Deepthorn?

It’s a cult Canadian movie that Kent looks to for inspiration as he struggles to understand the death of his brother in a small town light-years from Toronto. It’s a fantasy novel that Sarah wrestles with as she navigates a traumatic childhood and comes to terms with her failures as an adult. It’s a poem that motivates Reza to go on a pilgrimage from which he will not return unscathed.

But in each of its iterations, Evie of the Deepthorn is about three young people using art to transform loss and make sense of the world after experiencing trauma. Shifting and sometimes contradictory, but always moving toward an understanding just out of reach, Evie of the Deepthorn is about the search for answers — and how those answers aren’t always what you expect to find.

About the Author

André Babyn

Posted by Kendra on April 30, 2019
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André Babyn

André Babyn has an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Ph.D. student. His short fiction has appeared in Maisonneuve, the Fanzine, Hobart, Grain, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto.