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This book probes for answers to how one of hockey's greatest players could also lead one of the most tragic and mysterious personal lives. Chris Robinson juxtaposes these investigations with his own beginnings as a troubled youth who found relief in the cardboard identities put forth by hockey cards and by his own identity as a street-hockey hotshot. Another means of escape for both men became alcohol, a facet of hockey culture thoroughly examined by Robinson's sceptical eye. Informing everything is Robinson's scrappy-yet-meditative, harsh yet humorous thoughts on a game that so many love to hate, or hate to love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780889712072
ISBN-10: 0889712077
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 13mm)
Pages: 154
Imprint: Nightwood Editions
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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