Veteran reporter Andrew H. Malcolm profiles the dualistic nature of hockey--its beauty and brutality--as embodied by the NHL's smallest player, blank-toothed Theoren Fleury. Fury
is a thorough, moving account of the Calgary Flames's lovable and feisty all-star that puts the reader on the ice and in the locker room of a sport that usually chews up players of Fleury's size. The former New York Times
Canadian bureau chief knows his setting intimately--whether it's the roar of the crowd during a professional game or the deep silence of an abandoned ice rink somewhere out on the Ottawa plains. And with a mixture of curiosity and empathy, he investigates the driving force that allows a 5-foot, 6-inch, 160-pound man to compete in a rink full of larger, hard-charging adversaries. Besides chronicling a season with little Fleury and the Flames, however, Malcolm also portrays the enduring culture and tradition that is North American hockey. The result is a thoughtful understanding of--and appreciation for--the scrappy Theo Fleury and the deeply woven Canadian hockey obsession.
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“The best hockey biography of the season.”
–Globe and Mail
“As told in Fury
, Theo Fleury’s life story represents a dramatic hockey tale. Fury
tells anyone who reads it why hockey is growing so fast and why it is
The Coolest Game on Earth.”
–NHL Commissioner Gary B. Bettman
“Malcolm’s unique reporting and writing skills take all of us – non-sports fans too – inside the life of a professional athlete and his team for a fascinating glimpse of human nature on the rampage.”
–Peter C. Newman