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[book cover] Dustship Glory

by Andreas Schroeder

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May 2011

9781926836225 (Paperback)
9781926836232 (PDF)
9781926836393 (ePub)


Mingling Voices

History: Western / Literature



About the Book

Tom Sukanen
Tom Sukanen

In this new edition of a prairie classic, Andreas Schroeder fictionalizes the true story of Tom Sukanen's wild scheme to build an ocean-going ship in the middle of a wheat field in Saskatchewan. Set during the hardships of the "Dirty Thirties," Dustship Glory presents us with Sukanen's mythic effort to escape both the drought and pestilence of his time, as well as his own personal struggle to be free.

Featuring an illuminating foreword by beloved Saskatoon writer Don Kerr, Dustship Glory will provide Canadian and international audiences alike with the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the dramatic tale of a ship that still stands in the fields south of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan.

About the Author

Andreas Schroeder is a Canadian novelist, poet, and nonfiction writer. In addition to his twenty-three books, his writing has also been published in over a hundred North American anthologies and magazines. Shaking It Rough: A Prison Memoir was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and the original edition of Dustship Glory was nominated for the Seal First Novel Award. He lives in the village of Roberts Creek on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.



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1. The Bob Kleppner Picnic [Summer, 1934]

2. Corporal G.T. Mortimer [RCMP, retired]

3. The Consignment

4. The Invention of Damian Sukanen

5. Taking Delivery

6. Elsie Berton [Schoolteacher, retired]

7. Sea-trials

8. More Light

9. Aili

10. West by North One-quarter North

11. The Cunard Line

12. Clay Jackson [Former Manybones Resident]

13. Purity is Best

14. A Matter of Record

15. Summer of '34

16. Summer of '34 continued...

17. Avro Sukanen [Nephew of Tom Sukanen; Pool-Room Proprietor, Swift Current]

18. Crokersland

19. Cristina Thorndike [Former Manybones Resident]

20. A Jonah

21. An Invitation to Dinner

22. The Twister

23. Sontianen

24. Casting off

25. Margaret Hollington [Former Manybones Resident]

26. Corporal G.T. Mortimer [RCMP, retired] continued...

27. Rain

28. Elmer Frayne [Implement Dealer, Pennant Junction]

29. Fear the Lord

30. And Praise his Holy Name

31. Corporal G.T. Mortimer [RCMP, retired] continued...

32. Ward Admission Record

33. Louise Griffiths [Psychiatric Nurse, retired]



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“Schroeder uses what we've come to think of as postmodern techniques but isn't a slave to them, giving himself the freedom to deploy more traditional writing to advance his story. . . . Andreas Schroeder, like Tom Sukanen, is strong enough to put his work before himself.”

Alberta Views, March 2012