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Talking Derby

stories from a life on eight wheels

by Kate Hargreaves

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list price: $15
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published: Sep 2014
ISBN:9780887535178
publisher: Black Moss Press
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Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheel is Kate "Pain Eyre" Hargreaves' love letter to the sport of roller derby. A derby skater since 2010, Hargreaves takes readers behind the scenes, both on and off the track, into the world of women's flat-track roller derby. Her vignettes play with language and humour, incorporating the sport's unique terminology and culture, as well as a glimpse into the very real athleticism and powerful friendships of its players. With a full glossary of derby terms, including "jammer," "goat," and "cougaring," this book is perfect for derby fans, fresh meat, or those who are looking for their first introduction to the sport. Talking Derby thrusts smelly gear under its readers' noses and proudly displays its bruises.

About the Author
Kate Hargreaves (aka Pain Eyre) is a writer, book designer and roller-derby skater. She is the author of Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels and Leak, a collection of poems. She lives in Windsor, Ontario, and helped found the city's roller-derby league, the Border City Brawlers. When she's not working or skating, Kate spends her time cycling with her husband and cuddling with Winn the cat.
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Kate "Pain Eyre" Hargreaves is a roller derby skater, writer, and book designer in Windsor, Ontario. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing, and her poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies across Canada and the United States.

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