Dry Water

Dry Water

A Novel by Robert J.C. Stead

By Robert J.C. Stead

Edited by: Neil Querengesser, Jean Horton

384 Pages · 8.00x5.50 · April 19 2008

Paper ISBN: 9780776606750

PDF ISBN: 9780776617749

ePub ISBN: 9780776618265

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Description

Dry Water tells the story of Donald Strand, from the time of his arrival as a ten-year-old orphan at his relatives’ Manitoba farm in 1890 to his apogee as a successful farmer. It recounts the crises he faces during a troubled marriage and the great stock market crash of 1929. His life parallels the growth and development of Manitoba during the same period.

Stead considered Dry Water, written in 1934–1935, to be his crowning achievement. He was unable to find a publisher for it during his lifetime, although an abridged edition was published by Tecumseh Press in 1983. This new edition includes the complete typescript, a critical introduction, and explanatory notes that place this novel in its proper literary and historical context.

Author Bio

Robert James Campbell Stead was born in 1880 in Lanark County, Ontario. Early in his childhood he moved to Cartwright, Manitoba, which would later inspire the setting for much of his fiction. Among the thirteen novels and books of verse he wrote between 1908 and 1931, his most well-known to date is Grain (1926). He died in 1959.

Neil Querengesser is professor of English at Concordia University College of Alberta.

Jean Horton is professor emerita of English at Concordia University College of Alberta.

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