Paperback / softback
December 1, 2001
9780888643551
English
256
9.00 Inches (US)
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.77 Pounds (US)
$16.95 USD, £12.50 GBP
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Whir of Gold

By Sinclair Ross
Introduction by Nat Hardy
Sonny, an aspiring musician, and Mad, a young woman down on her luck, struggle to survive in the mean streets of Montreal. Introduction by Nat Hardy.

About the Authors

Sinclair Ross was born in Saskatchewan in 1908. His career in banking lasted more than forty years. Sinclair Ross is widely recognized for his contributions to Canadian literature, particularly prairie realism. He died in 1996.

Reviews

"This book is part of a new series issued by the University of Alberta Press reprinting of the work of Sinclair Ross. We were tempted to award the entire series a prize but this title was so obviously the best that it alone has second place. Whir of Gold was a superb production, nicely balanced, and printed on good paper. It was obvious that the type had been thoughtfully chosen, and that great care was taken with its setting.... This is a lovely book in a distinctive series that has been very thoughtfully put together. It is delightful." Judges' Comments, The Alcuin Society 2001

"If you've never read Sinclair Ross, the Saskatchewan-born writer who helped define prairie realism, give thanks to the University of Alberta Press for this exquisitely produced quality paperback reissue. And if you have, now is the time to reacquaint yourself with one of the most distinct voices in Western Canadian literature....With Sawbones Memorial, he perfectly captures the rhythms and realities of small-town life in the West....(T)he book explores both the generosity and the hateful bigotry found in small towns everywhere. There is tenderness here, and bitterness, too....Also reprinted by the U of A Press are two other Ross novels, Whir of Gold and The Well. Both are dazzling. Marc Horton, The Edmonton Journal

9780888643551 : whir-of-gold-ross-hardy
Paperback / softback
256 Pages
$16.95 USD

Other Titles by Sinclair Ross

Sawbones Memorial

Sinclair Ross
Dec 2001 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Well

Sinclair Ross
Dec 2001 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

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E.D. Blodgett
Apr 2011 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
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Demeter Goes Skydiving

Susan McCaslin
Mar 2011 - University of Alberta Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Kat Among the Tigers

Kath MacLean
Feb 2011 - University of Alberta Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FICTION / Small Town & Rural

The Distance From Four Points

Margo Orlando Littell
May 2020 - University of New Orleans Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Wanting Radiance

Karen Salyer McElmurray
Apr 2020 - South Limestone, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

One Good Mama Bone

Bren Mcclain, foreword by Mary Alice Monroe
Nov 2017 - University of South Carolina Press
$19.99 USD - Paperback / softback