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The Hockey Sweater

by Roch Carrier

|September 1, 1985

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In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s…

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In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s…

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The national bestseller that tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer’s field owned by Abraham Martin and overpowered the…

ROCKET -LE

by Roch Carrier

|January 12, 2009

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« Nous avons été, nous serons de meilleurs hommes parce que le Rocket a traversé notre enfance. »Roch Carrier. Maurice Richard ne fut pas seulement un briseur de records, il fut aussi un élément de fierté nationale en des temps de grisaille. La patinoire des…

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Roch Carrier was born May 13, 1937 in Sainte-Justine, Quebec. He went to boarding school in neighbouring Saint-Georges de Beauce. He earned a B.A. in 1957 from Université Saint-Louis in Edmundston, New Brunswick, a Masters in 1964 from the Université de Montréal,…

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Vital, funny, moving and assured, La Guerre, Yes Sir! is a surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI and one of the major achievements in Canadian fiction. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: "It is the French-Canadian writer…

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The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with…

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The A List edition of one of the major achievements in recent Quebec literature - Roch Carrier's La Guerre trilogy is a vital, moving, and assured portrait of life in Quebec. This volume includes: La Guerre, Yes Sir! A surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during…

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The Basketball Player

by Roch Carrier

|September 11, 2001

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Away from home and off to a seminary boarding school for the first time, Roch finds he is expected to play basketball. It’s seen as an important tool for facing life’s challenges if he is “to go very far on the road of life.” And so begins…

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Dans cet ouvrage, Roch Carrier entreprend de retracer le projet français de la conquête de l'Amérique. Il parcourt les siècles comme on traverse des pays contemporains, à la manière d'un touriste curieux qui n'aura pas la prétention d'avoir tout découvert ni tout…