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Hockey Night in the Rough Towns

Hockey Night in the Rough Towns is a book of five charming stories about small-town Ontario life, folk and their love of wintry creeks, ponds and shinny, Jerold Wadsworth has raised our national literature of hockey to a new level – humour, pathos, drama, and perfect characterizations. His stories, set in the present and the past, are filled with a subtle wit and humour; this is a beautifully written, affectionate and engaging book, telling us about small-town Ontario life and drama – and hockey. The author’s portrait of vivid characters and his ability to capture the true folk speech of Canada makes him an obvious heir to the tradition of Leacock.

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