Sick Heart River

Description

"Sick Heart River" is John Buchan's most powerful novel and his last, completed days before his death. It was published posthumously in 1941. Buchan's rich descriptions of the rugged Canadian Northwest Territories are influenced by his real-life voyage down the Mackenzie River in 1937. At that time, Buchan was Governor-General of Canada. The main character, the lawyer and politician Sir Edward Leithen - perhaps the most autobiographical of Buchan's characters - has been diagnosed with advanced tuberculosis and has been given a year to live. A former colleague, American John S. Blenkiron, requests help to find his niece's husband, who appears to have flown from his very successful financial career to the Canadian north. Leithen agrees to help.

Details

Author(s)
John Buchan, James Buchan
Format
Paperback | 214 pages
Dimensions
130 x 195 x 15mm | 212g
Publication date
11 Oct 2007
Publisher
Birlinn General
Imprint
Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
Publication City/Country
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
184697030X
ISBN13
9781846970306
Bestsellers rank
293,684

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