About the Author

Hilary Scharper on Beach
 Hilary Scharper is a Canadian novelist. Her major works include a novel PERDITA (Simon&Schuster, Source Books, La Court Echelle French version), a collection of short stories DREAM DRESSES (Seraphim Editions), and an award winning ethnography on the US Sanctuary Movement: GOD AND CAESAR AT THE RIO GRANDE (University of Minnesota Press; Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award). 
Her next novel: LONELY ISLAND.
Hilary is also a professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses on the anthropology-of-animals, cultural-approaches-to-nature, and multi-species ethnography.