The Uninvited Guest
A NovelBook - 2006
"A literary fiction taking historical liberties with one of Canada's national obsessions. Some people win. Some achieve success. Most people don't. That's just the numbers game. Failure is a guest no one invites, yet it shows up at almost every party. The gifts it brings are easy to overlook. The Uninvited Guest is a whirlwind ride featuring Romanian hockey superstars growing up in Montreal, Danish prostitutes working in Sweden, Russian mobsters, street kid chess prodigies, corrupt music teachers, the perils of parking in Penetanguishene, and how not to die if you want to make it home on time. Most of all, it's the story of Stan Cooper, hockey timekeeper turned custodian of a famous trophy; Tony, a young hockey hopeful and Stan's protégé in failure; and Dragos Petrescu, the first Romanian-born hockey player to win the Stanley Cup. Over a period of 50 years, the lives of the three men interlace around love, family, jealousy, greed and, ultimately, forgiveness."--Author's website.
Publisher: Roberts Creek, B.C. : Nightwood Editions, 2006.
Branch Call Number: DEGEN
Characteristics: 234 p. ; 22 cm.