The Man Game

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Penguin Canada, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction - 528 pages
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On a recent Sunday afternoon in Vancouver, a young man stumbles upon a secret sport invented more than a century before, at the birth of his city. Thus begins The Man Game, Lee Henderson's epic tale of love, requited and not, that crosses the contemporary and historical in an extravagant, anarchistic retelling of the early days of a pioneer town on the edge of the known world. In 1886, out of the smouldering ashes of the great fire that destroyed much of the city, Molly Erwagen—former vaudeville performer—arrives from Toronto with her beloved husband, Samuel, to start a new life. Meanwhile, Litz and Pisk, two lumberjacks exiled after the fire and blamed for having started it, are trying to clear their names. Before long, they've teamed up with Molly to invent a new sport that will change the course of that fledgling city's history.

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User Review  - Joanne Seitz - Goodreads

Early life in Vancouver with magical, strange entertainment. Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I liked the setting and the characters were unique and engaging, but the story itself didn't grab me. I got tired of the 'aboot' for 'about' and 'a' for 'of' all the time. I'd give it 2.5 stars if I could, but since it's whole stars only rating system, I'll bump it up to 3. Read full review

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