The Uninvited Guest

      John Degen

The Uninvited Guest

Some people win games. Some achieve success. But when it comes right down to it, most people don't. Failure is a guest no one invites, yet it shows up almost everywhere. The gifts it brings are easy to overlook.
The Uninvited Guest is a whirlwind ride featuring Romanian hockey superstars growing up in Montreal, Danish prostitutes working in Sweden, Russian mobsters, the perils of parking in Penitanguishene, and how not to die if you want to make it home on time.
Most of all, it's the story of Stan Cooper, hockey timekeeper/custodian-turned-trophy-keeper; Tony, a young Italian Canadian man and new Cup keeper; and Dragos Petrescu, the first Romanian-born hockey player to win the Stanley Cup. Over a period of 50 years, the lives of the three men weave in and out of each other, with themes of love, hate, family, jealousy and ultimately, forgiveness.

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