In this touching and amusing memoir, author Grant Tracey reflects on growing up in Toronto in the 1960s, his love affair with hockey and hardboiled detective novels, and the genesis of his detective protagonist Hayden Fuller. "Hockey is part of the city's infrastructure and immigrant fabric," Grant writes, "and Toronto is a city of immigrants." Grant is the author of the Hayden Fuller Mystery Series, which includes, so far, CHEAP AMUSEMENTS and the forthcoming A FOURTH FACE, both available from Twelve Winters Press.
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About the Author
Grant Tracey is an English professor at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches film and creative writing, and has been the fiction editor of the North American Review for over fifteen years. He is the author of Cheap Amusements*, the debut Hayden Fuller Mystery, as well as nearly fifty short stories, four collections of fiction, and articles on Samuel Fuller and James Cagney. His collections are Final Stanzas*, Lovers & Strangers, Parallel Lines and the Hockey Universe, and Playing Mac: A Novella in Two Acts, and Other Scenes. Thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Grant was the recipient of an Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2013. In addition to his writing, editing and teaching, Grant has acted in over twenty community theater productions.