The Book of Sasquatch
a Quirky, Thoughtful Call for Humanity
New York, NY, December 17, 2021 — Near the town of Deception
Falls (where nothing is quite as it seems) is the Hoh
Forrest, home to a 9-foot tall, 800-pound wild man covered
in hair who goes by the name of Sasquatch.
He is bent
on seeking revenge after hunters killed his son, and he
begins surveilling the unsuspecting residents
of Deception Falls. Chaos ensues, until Sasquatch begins to
receive mind messages from someone he does not know. The
telepathic communications speak of kindness, love and caring
for others, and they are coming from a nonverbal child named
Christopher who has autism.
In the thought-provoking new release, The Book of
Sasquatch, author Louis Conte intertwines the lives of
two “outsiders” — each of whom has their own reasons to feel
isolated — and delivers an imaginative story that is less
about the possible existence of a primitive creature and
more about modern humanity and all its warts.
With the assistance of a Chinook Shaman named Two Moons,
Sasquatch comes to realize that he is now Christopher’s
protector and has been chosen to bring the boy’s messages to
others, even though doing so may very well expose Sasquatch
and his people.
Conte is the father of two sons with autism, and he uses his
personal insights to inform realistic depictions of
Christopher and his overworked mother.
“I hope readers love the characters and see the value in all
people, regardless of their appearances,” Conte said.
Told from Sasquatch’s wickedly humorous perspective and
world view, The Book of Sasquatch is full of both
darkness and hope and is ideal for high school age readers
and families impacted by autism. Its fundamental question is
not whether Bigfoot truly exists. It is whether empathy,
compassion and dignity still matter in a world consumed by
greed and materialism.
As to whether or not the author believes in Bigfoot, he had
this to say: “In The Book of Sasquatch, Christopher
tells us to walk out into the woods and look at the world
with our hearts open. If we do that, we will see him.”
Author Louis Conte lives in Pleasantville, New York, with
his wife, Andrea, and triplet sons, Thomas, Sam, and Louie.
Two of his sons have autism. The Book of Sasquatch is
his second novel. He is a retired law enforcement officer
and now works as a polygraph examiner in New York.
The Book of Sasquatch
Publisher: City Bear Press
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