The Studhorse Man

The Studhorse Man

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Hazard Lepage, the last of the studhorse men, sets out to breed his rare blue stallion, Poseidon. A lusty trickster and a wayward knight, Hazard's outrageous adventures are narrated by Demeter Proudfoot, his secret rival, who writes this story while sitting naked in an empty bathtub. In his quest to save his stallion's bloodline from extinction, Hazard leaves a trail of anarchy and confusion. Everything he touches erupts into chaos necessitating frequent convalescences in the arms of a few good women-excepting those of Martha, his long-suffering intended. Told with the ribald zeal of a Prairie beer parlor tall tale and the mythic magnitude of a Greek odyssey, The Studhorse Man is Robert Kroetsch's celebration of unbridled character set against the backdrop of a rough-and-ready Alberta emerging after the war. Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction.
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2004, c1969.
ISBN: 9780888644251
0888644256
Branch Call Number: FICTION KRO
Characteristics: xvi, 204 p.

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Set in Edmonton, this hilarious, fast-paced read, cheered me up and made me sad at the same time.


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Mar 25, 2015

Raucously funny; not for the prim and proper.

diesellibrarian May 18, 2011

Pure genius. Relentlessly entertaining and poignant.

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Hazard Lepage, the owner of a blue stallion named Poseidon, is obsessed with finding the perfect mare for this magnificent horse.

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