Douglas & McIntyre
Lightning

Book details:

March 2010
ISBN 978-1-55365-537-4
Paperback - Trade
5" x 7"
480 pages
Fiction
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Lightning

The award-winning Western epic by “one of Canada’s greatest living writers” (David Adams Richards)

Lightning takes up where Fred Stenson’s Giller-nominated and much-honoured novel, The Trade, left off. It is 1881, and the fur trade has been forced to make room for another economy. Seven thousand cattle are crossing the border from Montana into newly named Alberta. The openrange ranch era, Canadian style, is about to begin. Doc Windham, a Texan, is one of the cowboys trailing the herd.

Newly packaged, with a better price, new format and more quotes, Lightning is “a valuable work of historical fiction” (Books in Canada), where the Mounties are drunk and bootleggers and vigilante hangmen vent their anger in the lawless night.

Lightning was a 2004 Grant MacEwan Author’s Award winner and a 2003 Globe 100 book.

“Stenson is the equal of anyone working this ground—his voice is a master’s, and Lightning is a commanding novel.” —Leif Enger, author of Peace Like A River

“With Lightning, [Stenson] becomes Canada’s answer to the likes of Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy.” — Edmonton Journal

“Marvellous characters break free of all fictional constraints, walk straight out of the book and grab you by the cojones.”— Globe and Mail

About the Author

Fred  Stenson

Fred Stenson

Fred Stenson is the author of The Great Karoo as well as Lightning and three previous novels: Lonesome Hero, Last One Home and The Trade. The latter won ...

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The Trade

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Fred Stenson

Lightning

Lightning

Fred Stenson