The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

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House of Anansi Press, 1979 - Fiction - 160 pages
4 Reviews
"The inspiration for the National Film Board animated feature. The title story, about the Quebec boy who is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake, has become a Christmas favourite. Includes 19 other tales of a childhood in a Quebec village."

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User Review  - Brad Czepiel - Goodreads

Great stories/essays about growing up in rural Canada, where hockey, church, and family undergird life - but plenty of moral and physical mysteries/discoveries inspire our young narrator, who now looks back on those days. Fun, fast, and substantial. Read full review

Review: The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

User Review  - Goodreads

Great stories/essays about growing up in rural Canada, where hockey, church, and family undergird life - but plenty of moral and physical mysteries/discoveries inspire our young narrator, who now looks back on those days. Fun, fast, and substantial. Read full review

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About the author (1979)

Roch Carrier was born in the small town of Sainte-Justine, Quebec, in 1937. He received a BA from the Universite Saint-Louis in Edmunston, New Brunswick, a master's degree from the Universite de Montreal, and a doctorate at the Universite de Paris. He published his first book, La Guerre, Yes Sir! in 1968 at the age of 31. He was secretary-general of the Theatre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal, the director of the Canada Council from 1994 to 1997, and appointed National Librarian in October 1999. He lives in Ottawa and Montreal.

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