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Midnight Hockey: All About Beer, the Boys, and the Real Canadian Game Hardcover – Oct 3 2006

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada; 1st Edition edition (Oct. 3 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385661908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385661904
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.4 x 21.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,579,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Midnight Hockey is a lovely book, which is to say bawdy, beautifully written, fresh, coarse, hilarious, smart, vulgar, joyful and as rank with the realities of putrid hockey bags, diminishing motor skills and impending death as . . . well, let’s just say it’s a lot like the hockey most of us play, those of us who are willing and able past the age of 35. Sidney Crosby wouldn’t get most of it, but I think his dad would.” —The Globe and Mail

“A wonderful homage to beer-leaguers and old-timers . . . who keep lacing them up long after youth has faded. Gaston . . . brings his artist’s eye to this tender, ribald and very funny memoir about grown men chasing pucks with beers at midnight. . . . Seasoned with reflections on beer, road trip sex, hockey in France and China, old guys dropping gloves, the sublimes tolerance of his wife and team names, both good . . . and bad. . . . This is a glorious book, a superlative valentine to the game for anyone who ever played, plays or wanted to play–and for those who love them.” —Vancouver Sun


"Bill Gaston's book stinks like hockey, as all great hockey books should." 
—Dave Bidini, author of Best Game You Can Name, and Tropic of Hockey

Midnight Hockey is a portrait of a game, an aromatic reminder of why the sport is an icon in Canadian life.” — The Sun Times (Owen Sound)

“The definitive ode to the ‘beer leagues.’ . . . A hilarious autobiographical romp through sweaty dressing rooms and drunken tournament weekends. . . . It’s page-turning, read-aloud-to-anyone-within-earshot material.” —TheTyee.ca

About the Author

Bill Gaston is the author of five novels and five collections of short fiction. He teaches at the University of Victoria and is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2003 inaugural Timothy Findley Lifetime Achievement Award and the CBC/Canadian Literary Award. His short story collection, Mount Appetite, was shortlisted for the 2002 Giller Prize.

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