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by Guy Vanderhaeghe
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • ISBN:
    034051003X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0340510032
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  • Publisher:
    Sceptre; New Ed edition (December 7, 1989)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR My Present Age My Present Age is black comedy at its intimate and subversive best. A beautifully sustained performance. Books by guy vanderhaeghe.

INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR My Present Age My Present Age is black comedy at its intimate and subversive best. Douglas Barbour, Canadian Literature Very nearly unique among. My Present Age (1984). The Englishman’s Boy (1996).

Guy Vanderhaeghe lives in Saskatoon, where he is a Visiting Professor of English at . Guy Vanderhaeghe, My Present Age. Thank you for reading books on GrayCity. Other author's books: Man Descending.

I thought it needed a boost but the pimply thug dispatched by the towing company to galvanize the frozen corpse back to life rendered a dissenting diagnosis. Sounds to me like your starter. I can do, he said, unclipping the jumper cables. This baby’s tits up. You want her pulled somewheres?. I can’t find Victoria without a car. I need wheels. Naturally I thought of Benny. His is a three-car family: BMW, Land Rover, Pinto. And I knew where I could find him at lunchtime because Benny is a creature of habit.

Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe, OC, SOM (born April 5, 1951) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, best known for his Western novels trilogy, The Englishman's Boy, The Last Crossing.

Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe, OC, SOM (born April 5, 1951) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, best known for his Western novels trilogy, The Englishman's Boy, The Last Crossing, and A Good Man set in the 19th-century American and Canadian West.

A collection of stories These superbly crafted stories reveal an astonishing range, with settings that vary from a farm on the Canadian prairies to Bloomsbury in London, from a high-rise apartment to a mine-shaft. Vanderhaeghe has the uncanny ability to show us the world through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy as convincingly as he reveals it through the eyes of an old man approaching senility. Celebrated as one of Canada's best storytellers, multi-award-winning author Guy Vanderhaeghe follows his bestselling epic frontier trilogy with a virtuoso collection of stories that brilliantly holds a mirror up to our contemporary lives.

Ed is punchy, unemployed, and on the wrong side of thirty  . Details (if other): Cancel.

My present age : a novel. by. Vanderhaeghe, Guy, 1951-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Guy Vanderhaeghe was born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada on April 5, 1951. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina.

This book takes the characters and themes of the last two stories in Man Descending (a collection of short stories by Vanderhaeghe) and expands them into a full length novel

This book takes the characters and themes of the last two stories in Man Descending (a collection of short stories by Vanderhaeghe) and expands them into a full length novel. As his protagonist pursues an obsessive and hopeless quest to reunite with his ex wife, Vanderhaeghe explores the themes of disquiet, losing your way in modern society and a life that peaks too early. Vanderhaeghe uses a straightforward, yet elegent, writing style to show that it is easy to lose your way in the modern world if you have never truly learned how to live in it. A good balance is struck between examining where individuals fail and where the sometimes ludicrously absurd nature of our society fails.

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Pemand
This is my first exposure to any work by this author.
I found the humor quite irresistible and laughed out loud
more than once. Ed is quite the character: he's a slob and an underachiever and wallows in self-pity constantly yet you can't help admiring him for his loyalty to his wife, even after she leaves him.
He truly loves her.

I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue but wish there was not so
much swearing, totally unnecessary and off-putting.
Plus a happy ending would have made it a masterpiece.
SPOILER WARNING: Please look away now if you have not read the book.
What if Ed and his wife had reconciled
and he had shaped up and taken care of her until she was back
on her feet? With all three of them (his wife is pregnant)
living together in contentment? Things like that can happen,
you know, and it would have make this book a real winner.
Ed deserved to win. That is how I will think of the ending in my own mind. Finally: was the baby Ed's? I got the impression it was Anthony's?
(How do you know?) Did Ed end up in an asylum? Who was the black guy
who came in at the end, another fantasy/hallucination or was it
a hospital attendant? I think I will read more of Guy Vanderhaeghe's work.
Bludsong
This book takes the characters and themes of the last two stories in Man Descending (a collection of short stories by Vanderhaeghe) and expands them into a full length novel. As his protagonist pursues an obsessive and hopeless quest to reunite with his ex wife, Vanderhaeghe explores the themes of disquiet, losing your way in modern society and a life that peaks too early. The uniqueness of My Present Age is that it features a character who should, by all means, be a very successful member of society and yet is living a life that is slowly deteriorating out of control. It is an often overlooked character type, unknown to those who assume that intelligence engenders success. Vanderhaeghe uses a straightforward, yet elegent, writing style to show that it is easy to lose your way in the modern world if you have never truly learned how to live in it. A good balance is struck between examining where individuals fail and where the sometimes ludicrously absurd nature of our society fails.
Zyniam
I have loved most of his works, but I find this one a little depressing, focusing on a real loser. I did not finish it. If I had to give a recommendation as to the best, it would be The Last Crossing.