Guy Vanderhaeghe was born in Saskatchewan in 1951. He is the author of six books of fiction, including "The Englishman's Boy," which won the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction and for Best Book of the Year; and the bestseller, "The Last Crossing," a Book Sense 76 Selection and winner of Canada Reads 2004 and the CBA Libris Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year.
"A brisk western . . . [about] the collision of lives on the harsh
edge between the wild and the settled. . . . A cohesive high-stakes
"Vanderhaeghe is often compared to Larry McMurtry, and rightfully so, for his muscular prose readily conveys not only the nuanced love story but also the rugged beauty of the western landscape and the chaotic battle scenes that haunt his protagonists."--Joanne Wilkinson, "Booklist"
"Heartbreaking . . . Stunning . . . In its melding of character, plot, and history, "A Good Man" is an extraordinary novel, unquestionably the trilogy's crowning achievement."--Barnes and Noble Review
"[Vanderhaeghe is] the best all-round novelist at work in Canada today. . . A Good Man is the kind of impeccably crafted, Dickensian charmer we have come to expect from Vanderhaeghe. . . . Remarkable . . . Deeply satisfying . . . There are, characteristically, bountiful and varied pleasures to be had in A Good Man. . . . Vanderhaeghe's descriptions of the natural world [are] often as striking as Cormac McCarthy's. . . . "A Good Man "caps a towering achievement worthy of celebration as loud as our humble voices can declare."-- "The Globe and Mail"
"Vivid . . . A love story, a thriller, a Conradian meditation on courage and manhood, and a thoughtful examination of the origins of Canada's tangled relationship with its big southern neighbor. . . . Vanderhaeghe has delivered an epic that matches its grand ambitions."--"Winnipeg Free Press"
"A rollicking story as large as the prairie is wide . . . The story unfolds with consistent charm and erudition."--"Quill & Quire"
"Part Western, part historical epic, part romantic melodrama and part crime novel . . . The descriptions of the cold, hard Prairie and the difficult life of its inhabitants are rendered with palpable longing for a bygone era."--" Montreal Gazette "
"Guy handles violence, or if you prefer 'action, ' better than anyone in [Ca