The Bukowski Agency - Caprice

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US: Penguin, paperback, 1988
Canada: Viking, hardcover, 1987
Canada: Penguin, 266 pages paperback, 1994

ABOUT GEORGE BOWERING

George Bowering (Photo: Danielle Schaub)
(Photo: Danielle Schaub)

George Bowering is a major figure in Canadian literature, and has written over forty books. He has won the Governor General's Award twice: once in 1969 for poetry, for the books Rocky Mountain Foot and The Gangs of Kosmos; and again in 1980 for fiction, for Burning Water. In 2003, he was appointed Canada's first Poet Laureate.

Caprice

a novel by George Bowering

SET IN BRITISH COLUMBIA IN THE 1890s, CAPRICE HAS GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS, COWBOYS AND INDIANS, AND A CENTRAL FIGURE DETERMINED TO BRING A KILLER TO JUSTICE

Caprice coverThis is far from your average Western – the hombres have ethnic identities, the Indians debate metaphysical questions and the would-be avenger is the six-foot, red-headed French-Canadian Caprice, who writes poetry, carries a European bullwhip and has a schoolteacher boyfriend who plays baseball.

PRAISE FOR CAPRICE

Caprice … throws us some clever curves … [and] packs it all together in a great North American saga.”  — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Often fun, always crafty and intelligent…”  — MONTREAL GAZETTE

“[W]ith Caprice, [Bowering] has demonstrated yet again that he's one of Canada's most original writers.”  — THE CALGARY HERALD

“… serious, spontaneous, sly and consistently enjoyable…”  — THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE

“… Caprice takes the standard western revenge saga and enriches it with literary allusion and poetry-spouting cowpokes who also, some of them, play baseball.”  — THE WHIG-STANDARD MAGAZINE

 

 

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