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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

by (author) Roch Carrier

translated by Sheila Fischman

introduction by Dave Bidini

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Category
Short Stories (single author), Coming of Age
  • Audio disc

    ISBN
    9780864923332
    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price
    $18.95
  • Audio cassette

    ISBN
    9780864923325
    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887848841
    Publish Date
    Nov 1979
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770892514
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770892675
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487004439
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487004965
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887840784
    Publish Date
    Nov 1979
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. This edition features a new introduction.

About the authors

ROCH CARRIER, who studied at the Universite de Montreal and completed a doctorate in Paris at the Sorbonne, is a novelist, playwright and children's author, and past winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Formerly the director of the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Librarian of Canada, Carrier is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada, and he holds many honorary doctorates. A quote from Carrier’s Canadian children's classic The Hockey Sweater could be found until recently on the back of Canada’s five-dollar bill. Carrier lives in Montreal.

DONALD WINKLER was born in Winnipeg in 1940, graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1961, and did graduate study as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at the Yale School of Drama. From 1967 to 1995 he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and, since the 1980s, has been a translator of Quebec literature: in 1994, 2011 and 2013 he won the Governor General’s Award for French to English translation, and has been a finalist for the prize on two other occasions.

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Dave Bidini's first book, published in 1998, was the popular and critically acclaimed On a Cold Road, about what it's like to tour Canada in a rock 'n' roll band. He has since written four more books, Tropic Of Hockey (2001), Baseballissimo (2004), For Those About to Rock (2004) and The Best Game You Can Name (2005). When he is not writing or traveling the world, Bidini is rhythm guitarist for the Rheostatics. He also starred in the Gemini Award-winning film The Hockey Nomad. Dave Bidini lives with his wife and two children in Toronto.

 

Please visit Dave at www.davebidini.ca or follow him on Facebook.

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