Start Reading

The Frontier Trilogy: The Englishman's Boy; The Last Crossing; A Good Man

Ratings:
1,440 pages24 hours

Summary

Set in the late nineteenth-century Canadian and American West, Guy Vanderhaeghe's bestselling and multi-award-winning epic Frontier Trilogy is now available together for the first time.
 
The Englishman's Boy brilliantly links together Hollywood in the 1920s with one of the bloodiest, most brutal events of the nineteenth-century Canadian West--the Cypress Hills Massacre--to tell an unforgettable novel about power, greed, and the pull of dreams that has at its centre the haunting story of a young drifter--"the Englishman's boy"--whose fate, ultimately, is a tragic one.
     Winner of Canada Reads 2004, The Last Crossing tells the epic story of an unlikely group--including two Englishmen in search of their lost brother; their half-Blackfoot, half-Scottish guide; a Civil War veteran searching for salvation; a young woman determined to avenge her sister's brutal murder--who make the treacherous journey across the unknown landscape of the West, only to become entangled in an unfolding drama that forces each person to come to terms with his own demons.
     Set in the aftermath of Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Big Horn, A Good Man weaves together the lives of a compellingly drawn cast of characters, including Wesley Case, a disgraced military officer who works as a liaison between the American and Canadian militaries in an effort to contain the Native Americans' unresolved anger in the wake of the Civil War; Ada Tarr, the beautiful, outspoken widow he has fallen in love with; and Michael Dunne, her disturbed admirer. When the American government unleashes its final assault on the Indians, Dunne commences his own vicious plan for vengeance in one last feverish attempt to claim Ada as his own.

Read on the Scribd mobile app

Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.