The Good Body

The Good Body

A Novel

Book - 2000
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The Good Body is a triumphant blend of mordant humor and heartbreak. By turns hilarious and poignant, it's the story of retired pro-hockey ruffian Bobby Bonaduce, who is stubbornly ignoring a disease that may be killing him. Bobby returns to his hometown and scams his way into university in a misguided attempt to redeem his messy past and lay emotional claim to a son he abandoned 20 years earlier. With this acclaimed novel, Bill Gaston demonstrates yet again that he is one of the best chroniclers of men and sports.
Publisher: Dunvegan, Ont. : Cormorant Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780887849602
9781896951218
189695121X
Branch Call Number: GAS
Characteristics: 271 p.

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bronteside
Aug 04, 2013

Don't know why I hadn't read this author before ....he is really good.
The protagonist , flawed but likeable tries to re-ignite his life to connect with his son and ex-wife. He hides his newly diagnosed MS from everyone...even himself-ever the tough guy. Witty, funny and even charming he pushes on in a very real way.
Until two cruel outbursts from the ex alter his life sooner in a tragic way.GASTON is a gem- more of us should get to know this fellow Canadian..because he is simply that good.

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Jun 03, 2015

saracook84 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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