Heroes

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Dundurn, Feb 1, 2000 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Heroes tells the story of Peter Bayle - heavy drinker, philosopher, scholar, and anemic lover - as he visits a town in Kansas to write a story for Toronto Living magazine about the newfound love of middle-America for the quintessential Canadian game of hockey. During his research Bayle encounters a host of odd characters: a morphine-injecting reverend, a shunned reporter and his former crack-addict girlfriend, and a drug salesman with his sights set on a career as a cable mogul.

The article never gets written, and as Bayle becomes more and more involved in the destructive behaviour of the friends and enemies he has made, his problems back home continue to build. His assignment long-since abandoned, Bayle returns to Toronto to face a future he does not want. It is a future obscured by a past he can’t let go of, but which he also can’t come to terms with.

 

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Contents

Section 1
19
Section 2
37
Section 3
39
Section 4
49
Section 5
53
Section 6
69
Section 7
83
Section 8
105
Section 15
193
Section 16
197
Section 17
205
Section 18
217
Section 19
231
Section 20
237
Section 21
239
Section 22
251

Section 9
115
Section 10
125
Section 11
131
Section 12
139
Section 13
149
Section 14
183
Section 23
261
Section 24
285
Section 25
311
Section 26
315
Section 27
333
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About the author (2000)

Ray Robertson is the author of the novels, including Home Movies, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, and What Happened Later, as well as a collection of non-fiction, Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing. He is a contributing book reviewer at The Globe and Mail.

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