“… An exquisite biographical novel, in the tradition of Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid… clearly [Maggs] has his own deep knowledge of what he calls ‘an ancient game with ancient rules’… Night Work takes us into the darker, more complex psyche of a colder nation.”--John Degen, The Globe and Mail
“Sawchuck could be the poster boy for that golden age of hockey… also [the] face of the game’s darker side… [Night Work]’s a historical epic, complete with tragically flawed characters, high drama, gladiatorial combat, and occasional comic relief.”--Barbara Carey, The Toronto Star
“Each of the dozens of short poems is a revelation… a wonderful celebration of maskless, thinly padded goalies who wore bare-faced grimaces of pain, even fear, with their bruises that lasted deep into the summer.”--Dave Stubbs, Montreal Gazette
About the Author
Randall Maggs is the author of Timely Departures (poetry, 1994), and co-editor of two anthologies pairing Newfoundland and Canadian poems with those of Ireland. He is artistic director of Newfoundlands March Hare festival of music and literature, and teaches literature at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University.