The Studhorse Man

byRobert KroetschIntroduction byAritha Van Herk

April 28, 2004|
The Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetsch
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Hazard Lepage, the last of the studhorse men, sets out to breed his rare blue stallion, Poseidon. A lusty trickster and a wayward knight, Hazard''s outrageous adventures are narrated by Demeter Proudfoot, his secret rival, who writes this story while sitting naked in an empty bathtub. In his quest to save his stallion''s bloodline from extinction, Hazard leaves a trail of anarchy and confusion. Everything he touches erupts into chaos necessitating frequent convalescences in the arms of a few good women-excepting those of Martha, his long-suffering intended. Told with the ribald zeal of a Prairie beer parlor tall tale and the mythic magnitude of a Greek odyssey, The Studhorse Man is Robert Kroetsch''s celebration of unbridled character set against the backdrop of a rough-and-ready Alberta emerging after the war. Winner of the Governor General''s Award for Fiction.
Born in Heisler, Alberta, Robert Kroetsch published his first novel, But We are Exiles in 1965, and his book The Studhorse Man (1969) won the Governor General''s Award for Fiction. Throughout his career, he steadily elaborated his indelible mark on Canadian writing with his fiction, non-fiction, poetry, teaching, and scholarship. Arith...
Title:The Studhorse Man
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 5.25 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 5.25 X 0.55 in
Published:April 28, 2004
Publisher:The university of Alberta Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780888644251

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