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  • Published: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780385690560
  • Imprint: Doubleday CAN titles
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248
  • RRP: $34.99
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Hockey Dreams


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A timeless reflection on hockey, not only as a sport, but as a lens through which to view a nation, Hockey Dreams by award-winning author David Adams Richards is now available as a Penguin Modern Classic.

With a voice as Canadian as winter, David Adams Richards reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul.

The lyrical narrative of Hockey Dreams flows from Richards' boyhood games on the Miramichi to heated debates with university professors who dare to back the wrong team. It examines the globalization of hockey, and how Canadians react to the threat of foreigners beating us at "our" game.

Part memoir, part essay on national identity, part hockey history, Hockey Dreams is a meditation by one of Canada's finest writers on the essence of the game that helps define our nation.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780385690560
  • Imprint: Doubleday CAN titles
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards, born in New Brunswick, Canada, is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter and poet. His novels include Mercy Among the Children, which won the 2000 Giller Prize and was nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award,;The Bay of Love and Sorrows, which was made into a feature film; River of the Brokenhearted; the award-winning Nights Below Station Street; and most recently The Friends of Meager Fortune.

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Praise for Hockey Dreams

““Richards has used a novelist’s gift for character, dialogue and imagery to produce a touching portrait of hockey-crazed kids.” – Maclean’s “A lyrical and unapologetically personal narrative about the place of the game in the Canadian psyche…[Richards] has raised the standard of hockey literature.” – Vancouver Sun”


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