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The Last Crossing

Fiction: Popular Fiction
Abridged   11.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/23/2004

The Last Crossing

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565118539
Digital Download ISBN:9781598871722


This epic tale sweeps across continents and time, hovers over a key area in American History, and deftly realizes the humanity of a whole cast of characters.

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Product Description

Charles and Addington are two brothers sent from the comforts of Victorian England by their dictatorial father to find Simon, a brother missing somewhere in the depths of the American West. As Charles, a sensitive painter, and Addington, an arrogant former Soldier, search the American frontier, they gather a troupe of other characters—Lucy, bent on avenging her sister's death, Custis, a Civil War veteran, and Jerry Potts, a half-breed. The love story that emerges eventually forces Charles to confront the meaning of love—and what it means to cross over.


“The Last Crossing is both a Canadian classic and a rousing adventure.…A tremendous achievement of imagination, capturing the West in all its grandeur. With its intricate layering of stories, constant surprises, unforgettable scenes and characters and dramatic landscape, Vanderhaeghe’s saga is certain to resonate with readers long after they’ve finished the book.” –Calgary Herald

“The best Canadian book I’ve read this year is Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Last Crossing.…Vanderhaeghe’s is an epic novel, but without the sometimes baggy sprawl the use of that word can connote; he maintains almost pitch-perfect control over five distinct narrative voices. If ‘excellence’ means anything, this novel is excellent.”—Martin Levin, Globe and Mail

Author Bio

GUY VANDERHAEGHE was born in Saskatchewan in 1951. He is the author of six books of fiction including The Englishman's Boy, a long-time national bestseller in Canada that won the Governor's General Award and was short-listed for the prestigious Giller Prize. Vanderhaeghe is a Visiting Professor of English at S.T.M. College in Saskatchewan, Canada.