Biblioasis, 9781897231302, 206pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2007
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Cold-cocked is the first book to explore a woman's way of watching the game poet Al Purdy called a "combination of ballet and murder." Written by author and born-again hockey aficionado Lorna Jackson, Cold-cocked looks at hockey through a woman's eyes and heart but is written with a sportswriter's energy and rigor and a hip cultural critic's cynicism and wit.
About the Author
Lorna Jackson: Vancouver-raised Lorna Jackson began her working life as a musician and travelled throughout British Columbia for nine years as a bass player and singer. She has published two collections of short stories, Dressing for Hope and Flirt: The Interviews, and a novel, A Game to Play on the Tracks. Cold-Cocked: On Hockey, the first book to explore a woman's way of watching the game poet Al Purdy called a "combination of ballet and murder," was published by Biblioasis in 2007. As well, her non-fiction and literary journalism have appeared in Brick, Quill & Quire, The Georgia Straight, and Malahat Review. She teaches writing at the University of Victoria.
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