Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Wanton Troopers” as Want to Read:
The Wanton Troopers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Wanton Troopers

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In this new edition of Alden Nowlan's poignant first novel, published posthumously in 1988, a boy growing up in a small Nova Scotia mill town is abandoned by the young mother he adores. Family relationships, sexual confusions, and the pains of love are rendered with deep and authentic feeling. This is an essential book for all readers who have admired the work of this majo ...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Goose Lane Editions (first published January 1st 1988)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Wanton Troopers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Wanton Troopers

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-29 of 29)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kereesa
The Wanton Troopers is a story of innocence, perception, and destiny as well as being semi-autobiographical. It is the story of young Kevin O'Brien growing up in a abusive, poverty-stricken family in a poverty-stricken, religious town in Nova Scotia. Growing up with an emotionally dependent, young mother, a drunken, work-driven father, and a grandmother who spouts sin and religions throughout it all, Kevin faces bullying, his mother's adultery, and the confusion that each of us face: where does ...more
Vicki
Oct 20, 2011 Vicki rated it really liked it
I actually liked this, and it wasn't as depressing as I thought it would be. So yay!
Beiza
Beiza added it
Jan 20, 2016
Mario
Mario rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2016
John Gurnsey
John Gurnsey marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
furrywalls
furrywalls marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2015
Christina Donisch
Christina Donisch marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2015
Genie
Genie marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2015
Jasmine
Jasmine marked it as to-read
Feb 01, 2014
Larry
Larry added it
Oct 16, 2013
Fred Ann
Fred Ann rated it liked it
Jul 15, 2013
Poetry Train
Poetry Train rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2013
Colleen
Colleen marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2013
Anthony Pash
Anthony Pash marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2013
Elena
Elena marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2013
Larry
Larry rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2013
Natalie
Natalie marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2012
DESDEMONA
DESDEMONA rated it it was amazing
Dec 01, 2012
Josh
Josh added it
Nov 05, 2012
Marcy
Marcy added it
Sep 05, 2012
Laskey Collective
Laskey Collective rated it it was amazing
Aug 18, 2012
Gerard
Gerard marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2012
Hajoop
Hajoop rated it really liked it
Mar 04, 2012
Kelly
Kelly marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2012
Lexi Whitman
Lexi Whitman rated it did not like it
Oct 24, 2011
JJ
JJ marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2011
Emily
Emily added it
Jan 08, 2011
Joe Ross
Joe Ross is currently reading it
Nov 03, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book