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Winner of the Governor General's Award

Counterpointing the stories of the legendary Western cowboy Shorty McAdoo and Harry Vincent, the ambitious young screenwriter commissioned to retell his story in 1920s Hollywood, this novel reconstructs an epic journey through Montana into the Canadian plains, by a group of men pursuing their stolen horses.

The Englishman's Boy intelligently and creatively depicts an American West where greed and deception are tempered by honor and strength. As Richard Ford has noted, "Vanderhaeghe is simply a wonderful writer. The Englishman's Boy, spanning as it does two countries, two centuries, two views of history—the Canadian Wild West as 'imagined' by Hollywood—is a great accomplishment. Readers, I think, will find this book irresistible."

Synopsis:

At once unsettling, startling, and lushly beautiful, "The Englishman's Boy" depicts an American West where greed and deception act side by side with honor and strength. It counterpoints the lives of legendary Western cowboy Shorty McAdoo and Harry Vincent, the ambitious young screenwriter commissioned to retell his story in 1920s Hollywood.

About the Author

Guy Vanderhaege is the author of several books and lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312195441
Author:
Vanderhaeghe, Guy
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Western films
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Canada, Western
Subject:
Hollywood
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Westerns
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , At once unsettling, startling, and lushly beautiful, "The Englishman's Boy" depicts an American West where greed and deception act side by side with honor and strength. It counterpoints the lives of legendary Western cowboy Shorty McAdoo and Harry Vincent, the ambitious young screenwriter commissioned to retell his story in 1920s Hollywood.
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