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The Resource Horse/man, Julia Merritt

Horse/man, Julia Merritt

Label
Horse/man
Title
Horse/man
Statement of responsibility
Julia Merritt
Title variation
Horse man
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1920s, as Canada progresses through the Industrial Revolution, horses are still the rural engines of survival. As a child Adam lives this reality on his family's farm in the Ottawa Valley, planning to take over one day and have a family of his own. When his parents die during the Great Depression, nineteen-year-old Adam is disinherited in favour of his brother and is forced to move to the city to find work. Without a formal education his choices are few, yet he finds a place to use his horsemanship skills in the dwindling forces of the Canadian cavalry based near Montreal. There he finds pride in being a mounted soldier, and friendship with his fellow dragoons. But the cavalry units are mechanized by the beginning of World War Two, and when Adam is sent to Europe, he must abandon his equine partners for trucks and tanks. In the catastrophic experience of war, he will lose everything once again.Broken in body and spirit, he returns to Canada where he must confront the question of survival in a world that doesn't seem to have a place for an injured soldier. Full of poetic reflections on what it means to work with horses, horse/man is a powerful story about a man searching for dignity and connection in the face of a rapidly shifting world
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CaOWLBI
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Merritt, Julia
Literary form
fiction
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  • Horses
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Veterans
  • Ontario
Target audience
adult
Label
Horse/man, Julia Merritt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
pr06712937
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780228856566
Label
Horse/man, Julia Merritt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
pr06712937
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780228856566

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