Hockey Dreams

Front Cover
Doubleday Canada, Apr 20, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

ONE
TWO
THREE
Part Two
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
TEN
Part Four
ELEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN

Part Three
EIGHT
NINE
SEVENTEEN
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

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.

Bibliographic information