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    SHOT ROCK

    Book ID/图书代码: 00110919C00020

    English Summary/英文概要: When the smell of October’s raked leaves gives way to that of morning frost, a mature Winnipeg man’s fancy turns to thoughts of curling.

    But this fall Blackie Timmerman has been hogging stones off the ice. His wife of twenty years Deirdre has left him; his precocious son Tino has moved out of the house and into political radicality, mentored by a relentlessly principled Michael MacGiligary, scion of the Winnipeg establishment. The two share a devotion to curling and revolutionary socialism, as well as a friendship whose closeness and secretiveness alarm Blackie on every level.

    And now, his north-end Jewish curling rink, the Queen Victoria, Winnipeg’s friendliest club, and most dilapidated, is going to be sold and the club disbanded come spring—if the Executive, led by Max Foxman and his clique of nouveaux riches, gets their way.

    The 1970s will be cruel to Blackie, who had expected they would be the gravy on the veal cutlet of an honest modest life. Spurred on by Michael, the only non-Jewish curler at the Queen Victoria, and Tino, both of whom are impatient to make a big political histoire—combatting injustice and alienation—Blackie and his curling team, Suddy and Duddy, Oz, and their kibitzer Chickie, decide to take on Max Foxman and the South Enders to deliver the club from the fate of becoming a supermarket, and their having to curl on alien ice in the South End.

    It’s class war on and off the rink, where all is fair, even Duddy’s attempt to seduce Max Foxman’s wife Sophie, the girl Max Foxman had stolen from Blackie while our hero was part of the Canadian army invading Sicily in WWII. When not distracted by the nostalgia of lost love and gallantry, Blackie believes that curling finesse and canvassing can swing enough club members to vote down Max Foxman, so that for once the North End guys will sit shot rock.

    Chinese Summary/中文概要:

    Awards/获奖情况:This comic, compelling, and moving portrait of a group of middle-aged Winnipeg Jews’ attempts to save their curling club is ultimately about the strength of their compassion, camaraderie, and love in the face of adversity and the changes life brings to their insular world. Rich in local colour and alive with Yiddish humour and shtick, Shot Rock manages the feat of making curling dramatic and engaging as this motley gang of old friends go through a whole shmear of spiels, schmoozing and shmaltziness and resolve this shemozzle of a situation, learning to value their rock-solid friendships amidst their beefs, their corned beefs, their regrets and their triumphs. The personal is political and the political can give you heartburn, but in the end, the heart wins out. So read this book—you have something better to do? --Gary Barwin, Stephen Leacock laureate, Yiddish for Pirates

    While the whole world is content to think of Montreal as Canada’s red-hot centre of radical politics, comedy, Jewishness, and winter sports, Michael Tregebov knows (and, wonderfully, writes!) the truth: nobody beats Winnipeg. --Charles Demers, Juno award finalist, author of Property Values

    About the Author/作者介绍: Winnipeg native Michael Tregebov’s first novel, The Briss, was short-listed for a Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was followed by The Shiva in 2012. A noted Spanish translator, he lives near Barcelona. His translation work includes books by Nadine Gordimer and William Carlos Williams, as well as over 100 episodes of Star Trek (both generations) and The Equalizer.

    Format:HARDCOVER

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    Complex/Traditional Chinese/繁体中文:AVAILABLE

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