Guy Vanderhaeghe The Last Crossing

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The Last Crossing

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Charles and Addington Gaunt must find their free-spirited brother, Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West. They enlist the services of a guide to lead them on their journey across a harsh and unknown landscape. This is the enigmatic Jerry Potts, half Blackfoot, half Scottish, who suffers his own painful past.
They are joined by Lucy Stoveall, a woman filled with rage and sorrow over the loss of her young sister Madge who was brutally murdered. She is on a vengeful mission to track down and kill the murderous Kelso brothers. The group is joined by a jumble of other characters en route, each of whom are forced to confront their own demons.
But at the novel's centre is a love story. Vanderhaeghe glides effortlessly through the patois and frontier talk, faultlessly switching from cultured English characters to American roughnecks to Scots-Canadians, and the natural prairie landscape is evoked brilliantly.

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Superb set-pieces (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

Brute savagery, high jinks and a great deal of blackish humour (SPECTATOR)

For those who have not discovered him yet, Vanderhaeghe is an exciting new frontier. (SUNDAY TRIBUNE)

A rich and emotionally vital novel- a treat to read. (OBSERVER)

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* A sweeping tale of interwoven lives and stories, set during the second half of the 19th century in the American and Canadian West, as well as Victorian England

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