Guy Vanderhaeghe - The Last Crossing (2nd Hand Hardback)
The Last Crossing is a sweeping tale of breathtaking quests, adventurous detours, and hard-won redemption. Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt are ordered by their tyrannical industrialist father to find their brother Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West.
Charles, a disillusioned artist, and Addington, a disgraced military captain, set off to remote Fort Benton on the edge of the Montana frontier. The brothers hire the enigmatic Jerry Potts, a half Blackfoot, half Scot guide, to lead them North, where Simon was last seen.
Addington takes command of the mission, buying enough provisions to fill two wagons, and hires sycophantic journalist Caleb Ayto to record the journey for posterity. As the party heads out, it grows to include the fiery Lucy Stoveall, Civil War veteran Custis Straw, and saloonkeeper Aloysius Dooley. This unlikely posse becomes entangled in an unfolding drama that forces each one of them to confront personal demons. Told from alternating points of view with vivid flashbacks,
The Last Crossing is a novel of ruggedness and salvation, an epic masterpiece set in a time when worlds collided, were destroyed, and were built anew.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (2 full stop sized 'dots' on front cover only)
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2002 (McLelland & Stewart - Canada - 1st Edition, 2nd Printing)
- ISBN : 9780771087370
- SKU : B002533
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : $37.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
" . . . a rich, emotionally intelligent, vital novel - a treat to read." - The Guardian.
"I found this a highly satisfying tale of the cultural clash and personal transformations that occur when two brothers from Victorian England go on a quest to the mountain West of the U.S. and Canada to find their missing brother . . ."
"It's astonishing to me that anyone could give this novel fewer than five stars. It's beautifully written and meticulous in every historical detail . . ." - Goodreads Reviews.
Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe OC SOM is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, best known for his Western novels trilogy, The Englishman's Boy, The Last Crossing, and A Good Man set in the 19th-century American and Canadian West.