The Life and Times of Captain N. by Douglas J. Glover

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In an almost true story of Captain Hendrick Nellis, the captain's son becomes a reluctant hero for King George, and a German girl becomes an Indian, against the backdrop of the secret war between the new Americans, the Torys, and their Iroquois allies.
 

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William Kennedy, the author of Ironweed, has called Douglas Glover "a very astute literary mind and an excellent writer . . . a writer of substance," and Philip Marchand has called him "one of the most important Canadian writers of his generation." Even though he is always working outside the box, his books have gained acclaim from the most attentive critics. A Guide to Animal Behaviour was a finalist for the Governor Generals Award; H.J. Kirchoff selected The Life and Times of Captain N. as a Globe and Mail top-ten paperback of 2001; and 16 Categories of Desire was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Award for Fiction and a top fiction pick for This Morning (CBC Radio); Hot Type (CBC Television); and The Toronto Star. Douglas Glover is a Canadian itinerant. He grew up on the family tobacco farm in southwestern Ontario, studied philosophy at York University and the University of Edinburgh, then worked on a series of daily newspapers in New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan before earning his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1982. He is the author of four story collections, four novels and a book of essays, Notes Home from a Prodigal Son. Glover's fiction has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Russian, and French, and his stories have been frequently anthologized, notably in The Best American Short Stories, Best Canadian Stories, The Journey Prize Anthology, The Macmillan Anthology and The New Oxford Book of Canadian Stories. His criticism has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Manchester Guardian and the Globe and Mail. Since he washed up in the upstate New York hinterlands in the early90s, Glover has taught at Skidmore College, Colgate University, the State University of New York at Albany, and Vermont College. For two years he produced and hosted The Book Show, a weekly radio literary interview program that originated at WAMC in Albany and was syndicated on various public radio stations and around the world on Voice of America and the Armed Forces Network. He has two sons, Jacob and Jonah, who, he says, will no doubt turn out better than he did.
 
Published March 16, 1993 by Knopf. 185 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Glover ( The South Will Rise at Noon ) attempts to tell the story of Capt.

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