The Uninvited Guest, a novel

Some people win games. Some achieve success. But when it comes right down to it, most people don’t win. Failure is a guest no one invites, yet it shows up almost everywhere. The gifts it brings are easy to overlook.

Romanian hockey superstars in Montreal, Danish prostitutes in Sweden, Russian mobsters, the perils of parking in Penitanguishene, and how not to die if you want to make it home on time.

The Uninvited Guest is the story of Stan Cooper, lonely man and hockey timekeeper; Tony Chiello, a young Italian-Canadian and keeper of the Stanley Cup; and Dragos Petrescu, the first Romanian-born hockey player to win it all. Over a period of 50 years, the lives of these three men weave in and out of each other, touching on love, hate, family, jealousy, and ultimately forgiveness.

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Published by Nightwood Editions.

Cover image by Katie West