Introduction to the Novel "Shotgun White"

Shotgun White: A Vancouver Story
A novel by DJ Dunkerley
©copyright 2008
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“…In fact, Western society is without belief for the first time since the decline of active devotion in the official religion of the Roman Empire. Our situation is unprecedented. There is no example in the last two thousand years of any civilization surviving without belief for even fifty years. There is nothing in our traditions or our mythology to deal with it. Even in our animist archetypes there is no comfort to be found, because Western man has never been so divorced from all sense of himself as an integral part of the physical earth. The abstract structures which dominate Western civilization reject anything which hints at either the physical or ethereal…..We know this century is the most violent ever achieved by man.
Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
by John Ralston Saul

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