king's(mère) is an imaginative and audacious interpretation of the life of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s 10th prime minister. In his debut collection, Nathan Dueck explores the realm where poetry and prose meet, through seances, letters, diary entries and faux bible scripture, all written by King. king’s(mère) does not offer us the William Lyon Mackenzie King of our school books, but a character “ashamed/to record it all.”
“Finally, a Canadian that’s bigger than life! Bigger even than Canada! Thank you, Mr. Dueck.”
—Guy Maddin, filmmaker, My Winnipeg, author of From the Atelier Tovar
Nathan Dueck was born in Winnipeg in 1979. He has studied at the University of Manitoba and continues to revel in literature. Nathan loves song, portrait, and parody.