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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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One of Canada's most beloved raconteurs 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…

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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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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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In nineteenth-century Quebec a woman plots the murder of her husband after the death of their child. After brewing a poison, she is arrested, denounced as a witch, and in a devastating conclusion, released from her terrifying obsessions.

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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C’est l’histoire d’un vieillard, Vieux-Thomas, qui a été dans sa jeunesse bûcheron, chasseur, homme d’équipage, amant et qui revit maintenant son histoire en imagination, car la vieillesse et l’incompréhension des siens – qu’il appelle « les Autres » – clouent…

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Ce roman est le récit d’une longue nuit de fantasmagorie dans le Québec du début du siècle, un Québec transformé ici en ce décor de rêve et de visions qui hantait l’imagination de chacun de ses habitants.

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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…

The Longest Home Run

by Roch Carrier

|September 11, 2001

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“The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl.” So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine. This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all…