Twenty Miles

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-30
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
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The Scarlets are hard-hitting, tough-talking hockey players. There's brash Toad, troubled Hal, and Hooters waitress Heezer. And then there's Iz. Iz has a long, fraught relationship with her sport. Her dad was a hockey star, and her grandfather made a rink for her as soon as she could stand. But when she leaves her grandmother behind to play for the university team, she can't quite find her own place in the game. From the rowdy hilarity of the Scarlets' dressing room to a quiet reticence toward first loveand with a little beer-bonging and a lot of hockey along the wayIz tries to navigate the ways loss is played out on the ice. Both fast-paced and hesitant,Twenty Milescelebrates women's hockey and offers an uncompromising look at the ways in which the sport haunts the women who play it.

Author Biography

Cara Hedley has lived in England and western Canada and calls Winnipeg and Lake of the Woods home. After playing three seasons with the University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team, she moved to Calgary, where she completed an MA in English literature and creative writing. Hedley has been a member of the dANDelion magazine editorial collective, performed as part of a collaborative poetic ensemble in Calgary, Toronto, and Scotland, and has worked on various film crews in Vancouver.

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