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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books
Available for the first time in one volume, Trees Are Lonely Company is a collection of Howard O’Hagan’s short stories previously published to critical acclaim in The Woman Who Got on at Jasper Station & Other Stories and Wilderness Men.
Spanning decades of O’Hagan’s experience, as mountain guide, gentleman adventurer and story-teller, this collection of tales include: A Mountain Journey, The Man Who Walked Naked Across Montana, Grey Owl, The Warning, and The Little Bear That Climbs Trees. The title story, Trees Are Lonely Company was awarded the President’s Medal of the University of Western Ontario in 1959 for best short story of the year.
As in his classic novel Tay John, O’Hagan’s characters in these stories are formed by and emerge from the life-force of the landscapes they inhabit — emblematic of a continent emerging into history.
This collection serves to commemorate the life’s work of one of Canada’s most passionately imaginative writers.
ISBN 13: 9780889223271 | ISBN 10: 889223270
6 W x 9 H x 1 D inches | 320 pages
$24.95 CAN / $19.95 US
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC029000
About the ContributorsHoward O’Hagan
Howard O’Hagan is one of the classic figures of Canadian Literature. He was born and raised in the Canadian Rockies and was a writer for a series of gentlemen’s magazines, including Esquire, in the 1940s and ‘50s. O’Hagan is best known for his novel Tay John. The School-Marm Tree (1977) and Trees Are Lonely Company (1993) are available from Talonbooks.
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