Hockey Dreams: Penguin Modern Classics Edition

Hockey Dreams: Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by David Adams Richards

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Overview

A timeless reflection on hockey, not only as a sport, but as a lens through which to view a nation, Hockey Dreams by award-winning author David Adams Richards is now available as a Penguin Modern Classic.


     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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385690560
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DAVID ADAMS RICHARDS is the author of numerous acclaimed and prize-winning novels, including Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul, which was published to rave reviews; The Lost Highway, which was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2008; The Friends of Meager Fortune, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book; and Mercy Among the Children, which won the 2000 Giller Prize and was a finalist for the GG and the Trillium Award. He is also the author of the celebrated Miramichi Trilogy: Nights Below Station Street, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award; Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace, winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award; and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down.

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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.

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