|By (author):||Jackman, Clifford|
|Subject:||FICTION / Action & Adventure|
|FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Historical|
|FICTION / Westerns|
|Awards:||Governor General's Literary Award (2015) Short-listed
Scotiabank Giller Prize (2015) Long-listed
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||8.00in x 5.30in x 0.89in|
|From The Publisher*|
Tracing a gang of ruthless outlaws from its birth during the American Civil War to a final bloody showdown in the Territory of Oklahoma, The Winter Family is a hyperkinetic Western noir and a full-on assault to the senses.
From the 1860s to the 1880s, the outlaws known as the Winter Family roam the harsh frontier, both serving and battling the fierce advance of civilization. Among its twisted specimens are the psychopathic killer Quentin Ross, the mean and moronic Empire brothers, the impassive ex-slave Fred Johnson, and the gunslinging child prodigy, Lukas Riddle. At the centre of this ultraviolent storm is their cold, dandified and golden-eyed leader, Augustus Winter--a man with a pathological resistance to the rules of society and a preternatural gift for butchery.
From their political thuggery during a Chicago election to their work as bounty hunters in the deserts of Arizona, Winter and his crew follow a grim, borderland morality that plays out, time and again, in ruthless carnage.
With its haunting, hard-edged style, The Winter Family is a feverishly paced meditation on human nature, violence and the deep contradictions of progress.
LONGLISTED 2015- Scotiabank Giller Prize
From the Hardcover edition.
|Biographical Note||CLIFFORD JACKMAN was born in Deep River, Ontario, and grew up in Ottawa. He studied English literature at York University and Queen's University before attending Osgoode Hall Law School and being called to the bar in 2008. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife, Cathy, and his son, Anthony.|