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Homesick free pdf It is the summer of 1959, and in a prairie town in Saskatchewan, Alec Monkman waits for his estranged daughter to come home, with the grandson he has never seen. But this is an uneasy reunion. Fiercely independent, Vera has been on her own since running away at nineteen first to the army, and then to Toronto. Now, for the sake of her young son, she must swallow her pride and return home after seventeen years. As the story gradually unfolds, the past confronts the present in unexpected ways as the silence surrounding Vera s brother is finally shattered and the truth behind Vera s long absence revealed. With its tenderness, humour, and vivid evocation of character and place, "Homesick" confirms Guy Vanderhaeghe s reputation as one of Canada s most engaging and accomplished storytellers. "From the Hardcover edition.""

About Guy Vanderhaeghe

Guy Vanderhaeghe was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, in 1951. He is the author of four novels, "My Present Age" (1984), "Homesick "(1989), co-winner of the City of Toronto Book Award, "The Englishman s Boy" (1996), winner of the Governor General s Award for Fiction and the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Fiction and for Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for The Giller Prize and the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and, most recently, "The Last Crossing" (2002), a long-time national bestseller and winner of the Saskatoon Book Award, the Saskatchewan Book Awards for Fiction and for Book of the Year, and the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book. He is also the author of three collections of short stories, "Man Descending" (1982), winner of the Governor s General s Award and the Faber Prize in the U.K., and "The Trouble With Heroes" (1983), and "Things As They Are "(1992). Acclaimed for his fiction, Vanderhaeghe has also written plays. "I Had a Job I Liked. Once. "was first produced in 1991, and won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Drama. His second play, "Dancock s Dance," was produced in 1995. Guy Vanderhaeghe lives in Saskatoon, where he is a Visiting Professor of English at S.T.M. College. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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Author : Guy Vanderhaeghe
Publisher : Emblem Editions
Data Published : 03 April 1999
ISBN : 0771086911
EAN : 9780771086915
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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