Author Clive Doucet
Binding Trade Paper
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publication Date November 11, 2010
Size 140 x 216 mm
"There was a time, about a thousand years ago, when I wasn't Angie Leblanc. I didn't weigh 240 pounds and I wasn't six feet five inches. I was a younger brother called Guy and we lived in a remote and
"There was a time, about a thousand years ago, when I wasn't Angie Leblanc. I didn't weigh 240 pounds and I wasn't six feet five inches. I was a younger brother called Guy and we lived in a remote and beautiful village on Cape Breton Island where the houses front on the sea, the highlands behind"..
For Guy (Angie) Leblanc, an Acadian from Cape Breton, California is still the land of Disney- the magic world he has known through television as he was growing up in the village of Bel Etang. But football at UCLA proves to be a very different world, and he is caught up in a
roller-coaster of west-coast sophistication.
The thrills and spills of the football field extend into the rest of Guy's life as he becomes a star for UCLA. Stardom brings him the attention and attraction of Josie Caulie. Cool and self-possessed at 18, Josie sings the lead with a group and has some firm notions about what she wants.
Offers from the professional teams begin to flow in as graduation approaches. Choices have to be made-for Disneyland, Josie, and the flashy world of U.S. pro football, or to return to Canada. But Guy also discovers that some decisions are not in his hands, and his life takes off on a new and very different direction.