The awesome terrain of the Rocky Mountains is the setting for this extraordinary novel about a heroic man who boldly defies destiny. Tay John, a messianic halfbreed, is fated to lead his people to their Promised Land. In a rebellious act of will, he turns to the mountains to seek his own truths.
This richly populated novel vividly depicts the exotic and rootless people who wound their way to the Canadian Northwest. It is a powerful modern legend that ranges over all aspects of the human heart and mind, incorporating passion and hatred, tragedy and triumph.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dulac3 - LibraryThing
_Tay John_ is a woefully underappreciated book that deserves wider attention. Written by Howard O'Hagan, a true son of the Canadian west who was, by turns, a surveyer, a lawyer, and a wilderness guide ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LynnB - LibraryThing
I bought this book because I like Canadian fiction, and because the author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O'Neill, recommended it. Tay John is a "half-breed" (in the term of the times in ... Read full review