I was electioneering. By God, people were listening. People were looking my way. And some joker with his arse beginning to ache from sitting too long on a nail had to clear his throat and chip in, "Backstrom, what have you got to offer?" I looked at the speaker and saw he was a farmer and I said, "Mister, how would you like some rain?" A new edition of another classic from one of Canada's most enduring novelists.
One of Canada's most accomplished authors, Robert Kroetsch was born in Heisler, Alberta. In 1969 he won the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Kroetsch's enormous contribution to Canadian literature spans fiction, non-fiction, poetry and scholarship, and he is recognised internationally for both his writing and his teaching. A Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Alberta, his most recent award is the Manitoba Arts Council Arts Award of Distinction. Robert Kroetsch lives in Winnipeg.