Synopses & Reviews
Snake City takes the reader into an imaginary kingdom in the waterways of Florida, inhabited by macho gator-killers and feral pigs with murderous tusks for goring two-legged predators. At the center of this hallucinatory fable are Cottonmouth, a viper with a penchant for salty language, and his long-suffering roommate Freddie, a retired Canadian Snowbird who has stupidly purchased swamp acreage from a disreputable land developer to build his dream cabin. When both Freddie and Cottonmouth fall in love with Hilda, a shape-shifting swamp woman, a nasty ménage à trois develops. Into the grittier picture enters a religious zealot, nicknamed “Yessie” by the locals, and his stalker Handsome Harry, a ruthless alpha-gator who wants to make a fast food snack of him. Welcome to Snake City, a devouring adventure in pure evil, blood-curdling terror, and exotic dining.
“Rosenblatt continues to experiment, and his innovative streak adds much vibrancy to our country's literature.” —Anne Cimon, Books in Canada
About the Author
has written more than 20 books of poetry, has appeared in more than 30 anthologies of Canadian poetry, and has been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, and Spanish. He is a winner of the Governor General’s Award and the BC Book Prize for poetry. He is also the author of The Lunatic Muse, Essays and Reflections
, a work of prose on the study of madness as it relates to the muse. He lives in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.