In Honor of 20th Anniversary, Local Writer Reimagines Harry Potter as a Mainer
If you're like me, and grew up with Harry Potter, you'll most likely have trouble picturing him in a different context - he's forever married to being stuck in suburban England, only to be trusted into a magical world beyond any reasoning, and worthy of only the biggest CGI budget Hollywood can offer.
However, for local writer Michael Kmack, it was easy to re-contextualize Harry and friends in our humble home state of Maine. The article, posted on wcsh6.com in honor of the first book's 20th anniversary, imagines Harry receiving a letter of acceptance from the Downeast Spellcaster Academy, in lieu of the (now much grosser sunding) Hogwarts. He would then depart on a ferry from Pier 9 3/4, and much on whoopie pies the whole way to school. One thing magic can't cure? Cavities.