The Resource I hate hockey, François Barcelo ; translated by Peter McCambridge, (electronic resource)

I hate hockey, François Barcelo ; translated by Peter McCambridge, (electronic resource)

Label
I hate hockey
Title
I hate hockey
Statement of responsibility
François Barcelo ; translated by Peter McCambridge
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
I hate hockey! is the first and last sentence in this novel that offers a great take on our love-hate relationship with sports, be it hockey, football, soccer or baseball. Narrator Antoine Vachon blames the game for killing his marriage with his beautiful ex-wife (well, that and the power outage that brought her home unexpectedly to find him in bed with her intern). But hockey is a pretext for unlikely adventure in this sardonic roman noir that at times flirts with the outrageous. Antoine is a total loser living in a pitiful bachelor apartment after he has lost his wife and his job as a car salesman. When his son's hockey coach is found dead, he is browbeaten into coaching the team for one night only. He makes it through the game (to great comic effect), but things take a turn for the worse when the team bus stops at a motel after the game. Who killed the former coach and why? Was Antoine's son involved? Or his ex-wife? The late coach was close to his players, perhaps too close... And why is Antoine unable to communicate with his son? Fran?cois Barcelo's humour and brilliant story telling is finally available in English. I Hate Hockey reads quickly, but is meticulously stitched together. Though subtle signposts are present throughout, every development comes as a total surprise
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
C843/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3919.2.B283
LC item number
I43 2011eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
I hate hockey, François Barcelo ; translated by Peter McCambridge, (electronic resource)
Label
I hate hockey, François Barcelo ; translated by Peter McCambridge, (electronic resource)
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Note
  • Translation of: J'haeis le hockey
  • "A novel"--Cover
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn785925587
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Extent
1 online resource (99 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781926824314
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f785925587
  • (CaAE) f785925587

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