Dimensions: 480 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in
Published: September 13, 2011
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771087403
ISBN - 13: 9780771087400
Read from the Book
CITIZENS OF FORT BENTON TAKE NOTE! You are cordially invited to an EVENING OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT! COME ONE, COME ALL! A free-will offering will be collected, all proceeds intended for the relief of friends and neighbors driven from their homes and occupations by the continuing menace from Sioux hostiles. Fort Benton’s own, the charming and talented MISS CELESTE TARR , shall offer a selection of songs both sacred and secular, accompanied by MRS. RANDOLPH TARR on the pianoforte. MOSES SOLOMON, ESQ. , has generously donated the use of the MAJESTIC STAR SALOON for this charitable endeavor. Mr. Solomon graciously extends an invitation to the entire populace of Fort Benton, of every age and sex. The sale of alcoholic beverages of any variety or description whatsoever shall not take place during the duration of the concert, nor any disorderly conduct deleterious to a full appreciation and enjoyment of the musical program be countenanced. Program to take place AUGUST 6TH, EIGHT O’CLOCK SHARP! ALL WELCOME WHO KNOW HOW TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES! The saloon is hot as a boiler room, steaming with the animal heat of closely packed bodies. All the faces around him are beaded with perspiration. The odour is as extreme as the heat, the vinegary, pickling brine smell of sweat laced with the barnyard aromas of manure, horse, and mule given off by teamsters, bullwhackers, and hoop- legged waddies. An undercurrent of river mud and fried catfis
From the Publisher
Multi-award-winning author Guy Vanderhaeghe''s eagerly awaited new
novel is a dazzling follow up to his bestselling The
Englishman''s Boy and The Last Crossing
(a Canada Reads winner!).
A Good Man culminates what could be thought of as
a trilogy of books set in the late nineteenth-century Canadian and
American West, and it is a masterpiece. Vanderhaeghe skilfully
weaves a rich tapestry of history with the turns of fortune of his
most vividly and compellingly drawn cast of characters yet.
Vanderhaeghe entwines breathtaking, intriguing, and richly
described narratives that contain a compelling love story, a tale
of revenge and violence, a spectacular battle scene, the story of
an incident in Welsely''s past that threatens his relationship with
Ada, and much, much more. While raising moral questions, this novel
weaves the historical with the personal and stands as
Vanderhaeghe''s most accomplished and brilliant novel to date.
About the Author
GUY VANDERHAEGHE was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, in 1951. His
previous fiction includes The Last Crossing,
The Englishman''s Boy, Things as they
Are (stories), Homesick, My
Present Age, The Trouble With Heroes,
Man Descending (stories). Among the many awards he
has received are the Governor General''s Awards (twice), The Pierre
Elliot Trudeau Prize, the Writers'' Trust Timothy Findley Award,
and the Harbourfront Literary Prize, all for a body of work. He has
received many honours including the Order of Canada.
A Globe and Mail Best Book
"Vanderhaeghe''s frontier trilogy. . . is a rumination on the birth
of the nation itself."
"Impeccably crafted . . . deeply satisfying . . . more entertaining
than political historical novels about nationhood have any business
being. . . . [A] towering achievement worthy of celebration."
-Globe and Mail
"With A Good Man, Vanderhaeghe''s eye for
implication has never been more clearly focused. . . . It is sure
to become, deservedly so, a classic."
"A love story, a thriller, a Conradian meditation on courage and
manhood. . . . An epic that matches its grand ambitions."
-Winnipeg Free Press