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Cold-cocked: On Hockey

by Lorna Jackson

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Lorna Jackson's Cold-cocked: On Hockey is much more than the first book-length appreciation of NHL hockey written by a woman. It is much more than a celebration of the Vancouver Canucks — past and present — and the city they call home. Smart, sassy and sexy, brashly opinionated and original, it offers up an inspiring vision of hockey, an appreciation of the sport as the complex creature it is. Cold-cocked explores hockey as a metaphor, as ritual, as celebration, as bond: between father and daughter, mother and daughter, fan and fan, player and fan. It takes on the subject of violence in hockey — as important and timely today as it was in 2004-2005, the year of the Bertuzzi hit on Steve Moore from which this book takes its name. Cold-cocked looks at the game through a woman's eyes and heart but is written with a sportswriter's energy, with a hip cultural critic's cynicism and wit, and with a fan's passion.

About the Author
Lorna Jackson is all too familiar with the road. For 9 years she played country music, mostly solo, in beer parlours and lounges in Vancouver and small-town BC. She quit touring to study writing at the University of Victoria. Stories from Dressing for Hope have appeared in Canadian Forum, Prism International, Canadian Fiction, the Fiddlehead, the Malahat Review, and in the anthology An Ounce of Cure.
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