Horse/man

January 28, 2022|
Horse/man by Julia Merritt
$16.99
Paperback
Earn 85 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

What happens when your entire identity revolves around a way of life that is becoming obsolete?


In the 1920s, as Canada progresses through the Industrial Revolution, horses are still the rural engines of survival. As a child Adam lives this reality on his family's farm in the Ottawa Valley, planning to take over one day and have a family of his own. When his parents die during the Great Depression, nineteen-year-old Adam is disinherited in favour of his brother and is forced to move to the city to find work. Without a formal education his choices are few, yet he finds a place to use his horsemanship skills in the dwindling forces of the Canadian cavalry based near Montreal. There he finds pride in being a mounted soldier, and friendship with his fellow dragoons. But the cavalry units are mechanized by the beginning of World War Two, and when Adam is sent to Europe, he must abandon his equine partners for trucks and tanks. In the catastrophic experience of war, he will lose everything once again.


Broken in body and spirit, he returns to Canada where he must confront the question of survival in a world that doesn't seem to have a place for an injured soldier. Full of poetic reflections on what it means to work with horses, horse/man is a powerful story about a man searching for dignity and connection in the face of a rapidly shifting world.

Title:Horse/man
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:264 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:264 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Published:January 28, 2022
Publisher:Tellwell Talent
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780228856566

Recently Viewed
|