Borealis Press logo
Borealis Press Home | Index by Author | Index by Title | Search | View Cart

Colonial Era

Confederation Era

Modern Era



Young Adult


General Works



Criticism and Biography/Autobiography

Canadian Critical Editions

Journal of Canadian Poetry


Heritage Books of Canada

How Parliament Works

Canadian Parliamentary Handbook


Short Stories


Canadian Writers


Early Canadian Woman Writers

Canadian Native Subjects



Abuse of Power

Aussie Six

Canadian Critical Edition

Early Canadian Women Writers Series

Greenhouse Kids

Hockey Family

Journal of Canadian Poetry

Mighty Orion

New Canadian Drama

Other Side

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Quickbeam Chronicles


Silly Sally

Tales of the Shining Mountains

The Stry-Ker Family Saga


The Trouble with Heroes:
and Other Stories

Written by
Guy Vanderhaeghe

Cover of The Trouble with Heroes
Click image for larger view of cover.

70 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888879103
$19.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book These seven stories range broadly in time and place - Biblical days, Paris in the 19th century, the returning soldier of World War 2, contemporary Canada; they range equally in their characters - Canadian school boys, Gabriel Dumont, Lazarus...;but each puts its hero-figure in ironic perspective so that the book as a whole asks its readers to consider the nature and role and essential ambiguity its heroes.

back cover of Trouble with Heroes, The
Click image for larger view of backcover.

About the Author Guy Vanderhaeghe
Guy Vanderhaeghe (1941- ), has won five awards for his novels, short stories, and plays. This native of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, now lives in Saskatoon and teaches creative writing at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. His novels include: "The Last Crossing" (2002), "The Englishman's Boy" (1996), "Things as They Are?" (1992), "Homesick" (1989), "My Present Age" (1984), and "The Trouble with Heroes" (1983 Borealis). He has also written a book of short stories and two plays.

top home