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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Je t'aime Cowboy

by (author) T.F. Rigelhof

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
Short Stories (single author), Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1993
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In Montreal, sex and politics frequently mix, and T.F. Rigelhof's stories are sexy and political. His contemporary cowboys — immature, vulnerable men hoping to achieve masculinity by wearing cowboy boots, playing with guns, listening to Tom Waits — get the treatment they deserve: ironic understanding.

About the author

T. F. Rigelhof is a contributing reviewer to the Books section at The Globe and Mail and was recently used as the intellectual pin-up for the new book section at the National Post.


His essay on religion in Canada at the end of the millennium, A Blue Boy in a Black Dress: A Memoir, won the QSPELL/Royal Bank of Canada Award for Non-Fiction in 1996 and was also nominated for the Governor General's Award. His critically acclaimed short stories of contemporary life in Montreal have been anthologized and adapted for television and are collected in Je t'aime, Cowboy.


His first novel, The Education of J.J. Pass, has been ranked as one of the best coming-of-age novels written by a Canadian. His satirical second novel, Badass on a Softail, was a finalist for the Mordecai Richler's Prix Parizeau II. Recently retired from teaching at Dawson College, Rigelhof now lives in Westmount, Quebec.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is the book we've been waiting for. T.F.'s stories have the potential to become one of the widely discussed and influential collections to be published in years."

Geoff Hancock

"Steeped with humour, irony, sexual energy and some lovely turns of phrase."

<i>Globe and Mail</i>

"What do men think? What do they want?... Read Je t'aime Cowboy and find out. Every one of these beautifully written stories shines with revelation, honesty and integrity."

Barbara Gowdy

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