Doubleday Canada, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #6057
A nonfiction work by a novellist who has won two of Canada's biggest literary prizes, the Governor General's award and the Giller prize. First Edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.
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.