From the Publisher
From the author of the internationally acclaimed The
African Safari Papers comes a story of a man caught
between civic responsibility and sweet revenge.
Meet Fred Pickle. He has a severe brain injury. For the past seven
years Fred has lived under the loving guardianship of his uncle
Jack on his sheep farm. Fred's annual creation of a perfect
neighbourhood rink is a joyous quasi-religious ritual for him. And
his local NHL team means more to him than it would to the average
fan; it renews hope and happiness.
So when the team's owner announces he is moving the team, Fred's
world begins to fall apart. Torn between the law-abiding influence
of Uncle Jack and the radical urgings of Badger, an 81-year-old
anarchist, Fred must decide whether a plot of vengeance against the
owner is a path to independence or oblivion.
The Horn of a Lamb charts an unforgettable year in
the life of the incomparable Fred Pickle, a year that begins with
the promise of another hockey season, and ends in a way few could
have foreseen -- especially the lambs.
About the Author
Robert Sedlack was born and raised in Calgary. His first novel,
The African Safari Papers, has been published in
numerous languages and was chosen by The Globe and Mail as
a Best Book of 2001. He lives unhappily in Los Angeles, winters
joyfully in Jasper, Alberta, and has completed a television movie
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: January 13, 2004
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385659717
ISBN - 13: 9780385659710