Tragically Hip, Twisted: Illustrated stories inspired by Hip songs by David SachsTragically Hip, Twisted: Illustrated stories inspired by Hip songs by David Sachs

Tragically Hip, Twisted: Illustrated stories inspired by Hip songs

byDavid Sachs

Hardcover | November 29, 2016

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Nine short story ‘covers’ of classic Tragically Hip songs, with evocative photos of the band and Canadiana in large-format hardcover.

From a Huron tribal village in 1633 to a high school cottage party outside Winnipeg, Tragically Hip, Twisted includes haunting, funny, touching, sexy and weird short story versions of Hip classics, including Locked in the Trunk of a CarLooking for a Place to Happen, Scared, and more. Includes the National Post eBook of the Week, Lionized & Little Bones. 

The stories were written over a span of fifteen years by the bestselling author of The Flood.

This book helps raise funds for cancer research in Canada.


Title:Tragically Hip, Twisted: Illustrated stories inspired by Hip songsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:156 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.56 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:David SachsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0994010265

ISBN - 13:9780994010261

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Table of Contents

  • Locked in the Trunk of a Car, 1st Variation
  • Lionized
  • Scared
  • Little Bones (Happy Hour is Here)
  • Looking For a Place to Happen
  • Grace, Too
  • The Darkest One
  • Put It Off
  • Locked in the Trunk of a Car, 2nd Variation

Editorial Reviews

"Taking beloved cuts from Canada's house band and, well, twisting them up into fictional stories that shine an entirely new spotlight on some of the songs that have been the soundtrack to our lives... ...established fans will enjoy the new slants to some of their favorite songs as well as the photos of Gord and the boys. If you're new to the Hip, this is a pretty unique introduction." -Ottawa Life Magazine“A great coffee table book… … whether or not you have a coffee table, it’s a wonderful piece of inspiration.”-Charles Adler, Charles Adler Tonight"It's quite good! It's a very interesting take on a lot of the Tragically hip songs."-John Garbutt, Q107 Radio, Toronto"The range in styles, genres and emotions in the stories is incredible. Each story is its own world, and its own great read - some feel mythic, some slapstick, and some very very real and personal. A great collection of stories." -Matthew Mather, bestselling author of Cyberstorm and Atopia