Wedding Chronicles

‘This a work of f(r)iction, where fact and fiction rub up against each other, and nobody wants to know it regardless.’

Review by Grady Harp

From the moment the cover for this book is studied and the credits are listed (Bob N. Boguslavski, author, George-Thérèse Dickenson, editor, Toten Creative, Translator, and Anouk Jansen and Cathy Angus-Healey, illustrators) the idea that this is full frontal farce is fairly obvious. Trying to piece together some sort of biographical data on the author Bob N. Boguslavski points out more comedy: he is (apparently) of Ukrainian Polish heritage, born in YUL (that’s the moniker for the Montreal-Trudeau airport) Canukistan (Soviet Caunukistan being the epithet for Canada) and now living in YVR (the Vancouver airport designator) raises an eyebrow. Apparently Bob (or Bobby Bo as his memoiresque book names him) has traveled from Canada thru the USA, UK, Egypt, Spain, India, The Netherlands and if this book has a trace of fact to it he has attended weddings in just about all of these places and more. ‘He enjoys being misunderstood in different languages he has butchered and warehousing inane information and factoids upstairs until Alzheimer’s or dementia sets in to make it all disappear.’ Continue reading