Hockey Dreams

Hockey Dreams

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by David Adams Richards
     
 

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With a voice as Canadian as winter, David Adams Richards reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul.

The lyrical narrative of Hockey Dreams flows from Richards' boyhood games on the Miramichi to heated debates with university professors who dare to back the wrong team. It examines the globalization of hockey, and how Canadians react to the

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With a voice as Canadian as winter, David Adams Richards reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul.

The lyrical narrative of Hockey Dreams flows from Richards' boyhood games on the Miramichi to heated debates with university professors who dare to back the wrong team. It examines the globalization of hockey, and how Canadians react to the threat of foreigners beating us at "our" game.

Part memoir, part essay on national identity, part hockey history, Hockey Dreams is a meditation by one of Canada's finest writers on the essence of the game that helps define our nation.


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Richards has used a novelist’s gift for character, dialogue and imagery to produce a touching portrait of hockey-crazed kids.” – Maclean’s

“A lyrical and unapologetically personal narrative about the place of the game in the Canadian psyche…[Richards] has raised the standard of hockey literature.” – Vancouver Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307363817
Publisher:
Doubleday Canada
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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If you think that you are a Canadian, then my boy I will show you I am a Canadian too—if they check me from behind I will get up, if they kick and slash I will get up. If we play three against five for fifteen minutes I will get up. I too am a Canadian. They will not take this away from me. Nor, can I see, will they ever take it away from you. At the moment they think we are defeated we will have just begun. I will prove forever my years on the river, on the back rinks, on the buses, on the farm teams. I will prove forever that this is what has shaped me.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meet the Author

David Adams Richards is an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction. His meditation on the joys of fly-fishing, Lines on the Water, published by Doubleday Canada, won the Governor General's Award in 1998. His previous non-fiction book with Doubleday Canada, Hockey Dreams, was a national bestseller. As a novelist, Richards is best known for his Miramichi trilogy: Nights Below Station Street (1988), winner of the Governor General's Award; Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace (1990), winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award; and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down. His novel The Bay of Love and Sorrows, published in 1998, received widespread critical acclaim.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Hockey Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good