Searching for Terry Punchout

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Invisible Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.5 X 8.0 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781988784106
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About the Author

Tyler Hellard grew up in Prince Edward Island, graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and now lives in Calgary with his wife and kids, where he writes commercial copy, technology criticism and essays. His non-fiction has appeared in THIS Magazine, The Walrus, and on CBC Radio. Before finally quitting hockey at 18, he was pretty bad at it.

Reviews

"It doesn't take much to get me to read a novel featuring hockey and a guy named Terry, but Tyler Hellard's stellar debut hit me like an errant stick to the head. A big story set in a small town, by turns funny and sad, moving and melancholy, Searching for Terry Punchout stays with you long after the final buzzer. Masterful."--Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

"Funny, quirky, sad, and sweet. Searching for Terry Punchout is a story of friendship and family, of hockey heroes and small-town hangovers, of Zamboni lessons, and thrift store beauty queens. Highly recommended!"--Will Ferguson, author of The Shoe on the Roof

"Tyler Hellard has created a thoughtful, warm-hearted, and deeply human sports tale, one that will resonate with any reader who has wondered if you can ever really go home again. Searching For Terry Punchout is a vivid portrait of small town hockey life, of fathers and sons, of feeling left behind and leaving things behind, of clinging to glory and grasping for meaning. With this strong debut, Hellard makes sense of what home really means, and in doing so reveals how close we actually are to the people and places that can often feel so far away."--Stacey May Fowles, author of Baseball Life Advice

"Tyler Hellard's Searching for Terry Punchout is utterly complete and heartbreakingly authentic. If all the rinks in small-town Canada and the game of hockey itself were to suddenly disappear from the earth they could be reconstructed from the blueprint that is this excellent novel. And if you know the game at all at its grass roots, you'll recognize characters from these pages and never look at them the same way again."--Gare Joyce, author of The Code, The Black Ace and Every Spring a Parade

"Searching for Terry Punchout does just what its title promises - packs a punch. Readers will be knocked out by Hellard's dry and bittersweet humour as protagonist Adam attempts to navigate a return to the 'charming' small-town and father he bid adios to years ago. Hilarious and heartbreaking - an excellent debut novel."--Theanna Bischoff, author of Cleavage, Swallow, and the forthcoming Left