The Words of My Roaring

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"I was electioneering. By God, people were listening. People were looking my way. And some joker with his arse begining to ache from sitting too long on a nail had to clear his throat and chip in, "Backstrom, what have you got to offer?" I looked at the speaker and saw he was a farmer and I said, "Mister, how would you like some rain?" A new edition of another classic from one of Canada's most enduring novelists.

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"Mister, how would you like some rain?"

Undertaker and candidate for public office Johnnie Backstrom is about to find himself in an uncomfortable position. In the race to represent his hometown of Norikeewin, by promising rain, the most valuable commodity he can offer a drought-stricken farmer. Of course, he doesn't expect that anyone believes he can make it rain-until he discovers that the communities hope is stronger than reason.

A big man-nearly six-four in his stocking feet-Johnie Backstrom has big dreams and a big mouth. And whether it's electioneering, Bible-thumping, beer-swilling, or seducing his rival's daughter, he's always up for big adventures. With thirteen days to go until the election, Johnnie hits the campaign trail hard. What happens next can scarcely be believed.

The Words of My Roaring tells the hilarious tall tale of one man's quest to realize the fullness of himself. With dazzling wordplay and unforgettable characters, this raucous, rowdy novel is a true Canadian classic.

The Words of My Roaring was originally published in 1966.This newly typeset edition, featuring an introduction by award-winning novelist Thomas Wharton, was prepared to bring this exuberant story to a new generation of readers.

About the Author:

Born in Heisler, Alberta, Robert Kroetsch published his first novel, But We are Exiles in 1965, and his book The Studhorse Man (1969) won the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Throughout his career, he steadily elaborated his indelible mark on Canadian writing with his fiction, non-fiction, poetry, teaching, and scholarship.

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