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The Englishman's Boy free pdf This brilliant and compelling novel, set in the early days of the Canadian West, is the first of three linked historical novels by Guy Vanderhaeghe, one of Canada's preeminent storytellers.""""The Englishman's Boy" "brilliantly connects Hollywood in the 1920s with one of the bloodiest, most brutal events of the nineteenth-century Canadian West -- the Cypress Hills Massacre. Vanderhaeghe's rendering of the stark, dramatic beauty of the western landscape and of Hollywood in its most extravagant era -- with its visionaries, celebrities, and dreamers -- provides vivid background for scenes of action, adventure, and intrigue. Richly textured, evocative of time and place, this is an unforgettable novel about power, greed, and the pull of dreams that has at its centre the haunting story of a young drifter -- "the Englishman's boy.""

About Guy Vanderhaeghe

Guy Vanderhaeghe was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, in 1951. He is the author of four novels, "My Present Age" (1984), "Homesick "(1989), co-winner of the City of Toronto Book Award, "The Englishman s Boy" (1996), winner of the Governor General s Award for Fiction and the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Fiction and for Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for The Giller Prize and the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and, most recently, "The Last Crossing" (2002), a long-time national bestseller and winner of the Saskatoon Book Award, the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Fiction and for Book of the Year, and the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book. He is also the author of three collections of short stories, "Man Descending" (1982), winner of the Governor s General s Award and the Faber Prize in the U.K., and "The Trouble With Heroes" (1983), and "Things As They Are "(1992). Acclaimed for his fiction, Vanderhaeghe has also written plays. "I Had a Job I Liked. Once. "was first produced in 1991, and won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Drama. His second play, "Dancock s Dance," was produced in 1995. Guy Vanderhaeghe lives in Saskatoon, where he is a Visiting Professor of English at S.T.M. College. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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Author : Guy Vanderhaeghe
Publisher : Emblem Editions
Data Published : 29 May 2012
ISBN : 0771087934
EAN : 9780771087936
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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