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Englishman's Boy (96 Edition)by Guy Vanderhaeghe
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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."
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.
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