The Good Body

The Good Body

Book - 2010
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"The Good Body tells the comic and poignant story of a retired pro-hockey ruffian named 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 twenty years earlier." -- Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: Toronto :, House of Anansi Press,, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780887849602
Branch Call Number: F GAS
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 21 cm

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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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saracook84
Jun 03, 2015

saracook84 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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