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Wild Geese (New Canadian Library)

Martha Ostenso

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ISBN 10: 0771099940 / ISBN 13: 9780771099946
Published by New Canadian Library, 1989
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Title: Wild Geese (New Canadian Library)

Publisher: New Canadian Library

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Very Good

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Wild Geese caused a sensation when it was first published in 1925. To a generation bred on sentimental escapist literature, the idea of a heroine as wild as a bronco and as fiery as a tigress was nothing short of revolutionary. In the character of Judith Gare, Martha Ostenso had painted so naked and uncompromising a portrait of human passion and need that it crossed all bounds of propriety and convention.

Today, Wild Geese is widely recognized as a milestone in the development of modern realist fiction. Set on the windswept prairies, it is a story of love and tyranny, of destruction and survival, told with vigour and lyric beauty. It is also a poignant evocation of loneliness, which, like the call of the wild geese, is beyond human warmth, beyond tragedy, “an endless quest.”

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“A brilliant study of human cruelty and human love...the atmosphere of the northern Canadian prairie is powerfully portrayed.”
Windsor Star

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