WorldCat Identities

Carrier, Roch

Works: 201 works in 984 publications in 7 languages and 11,400 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Animated films  Children's films  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Hockey stories  Drama  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ3919.2.C25, 843
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roch Carrier
The hockey sweater by Roch Carrier( Book )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and French and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With every boy in a small Quebec town wearing the sweater of the Montreal Canadiens to play hockey, one child is horrified when, because of a mail order mix-up, he is forced to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater
La guerre, yes sir! by Roch Carrier( Book )

116 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Quebec village, a soldier's funeral turns into a drunken wake in this serio-comic tale of French-Canadian anti-conscription feelings during an "English war."
Floralie, where are you? by Roch Carrier( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Floralie, Where Are You? he reaches back to the wedding night of the Corriveau parents. Once again a single night expands until it becomes a world in itself. But this time it is a very different concoction, mingling desire and guilt, nightmare and fantasy, as Anthymo drives Floralie back to his village through the forest
Is it the sun, Philibert? by Roch Carrier( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in French and English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No country without grandfathers by Roch Carrier( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in French and English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oeuvres de Roch Carrier": p. [125]
They won't demolish me! by Roch Carrier( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in French and English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed. originale, 1973. Oeuvre mineure au "comique gros mais grinçant" (Jean Lemieux). Une sorte de reprise de ##La nuit## de Jacques Ferron. Thème central: "la fascination de l'échec" des Québécois . Dans "Comment j'ai écrit le 2000e étage" rédigé en 1983, Carrier déclare que son roman porte sur la démolition urbaine (cf. p. 173-175). Extraits de la critique, p. 177-178, non satisfaisants
The garden of delights by Roch Carrier( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and French and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash : --and more short stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash: The class trip to the farm was pretty dull, until the cow started crying, the pigs got on the bus and Jimmy's pet boa got loose! Shrinking Violet: Violet is so shy that she shrinks whenever anyone watches her. So what will Violet do when her teacher gives her a big part in the school play? Will I have a friend? Jimmy's worried about the first day of school. The other children are strangers and he's sure he'll never find a friend, until naptime when he discovers someone who feels the same way he does
Heartbreaks along the road by Roch Carrier( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in French and English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaste, intelligente, "épico-comique" fresque de la société québécoise d'avant la Révolution tranquille, sous le règne de Duplessis. Au centre du récit, un village de Beauce et une histoire: la construction d'une route qui ne mène nulle part à la veille d'élections provinciales
Lady with chains by Roch Carrier( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and French and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century Quebec a woman plots the murder of her husband after the death of their child. After brewing a poison, she is arrested, denounced as a witch, and in a devastating conclusion, released from her terrifying obsessions
The flying canoe by Roch Carrier( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11-year old Baptiste, spending the winter at a logging camp, gets a chance to go back home by riding "la chasse-galerie" (the devil's canoe) through the sky
Les enfants du bonhomme dans la lune by Roch Carrier( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in French and English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. This edition features a new introduction
The longest home run by Roch Carrier( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl." So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine. This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all summer. She proceeds to hit a towering home run, right through the window of the crankiest man in town. Adeline has other powers as well, which Roch and the boys discover at a magic show. But without the baseball, the game cannot go on. When Adeline literally disappears, who do you think has to get the ball back?
Prayers of a very wise child by Roch Carrier( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in French and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Quebec village church, a young boy talks to God. The boy asks about the mysteries and miracles of the world, and the answers proffered by the child are both wise and funny, unpredictable and touching
The boxing champion by Roch Carrier( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each spring, when the ice melts off the hockey rink, Roch gets a bloody nose in a boxing match against one of the many Cote brothers. Finally, one spring, Roch invests all of his savings in the Miracle Muscle exercisers
The end by Roch Carrier( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in French and English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Joyeux is contemplating suicide when his best laid plans begin to unravel. Darkly comic
The lament of Charlie Longsong by Roch Carrier( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman ambitieux et abondant constitue une sorte de synths̈e des oeuvres de fiction publiěs par Carrier entre 1968 et 1977. L'auteur a choisi de fouiller, de faȯn m̌otive, instinctive, pas scientifique du tout, l'amřicanit"̌ (R.C.), l'histoire nord-amřicaine et surtout franco-amřicaine. L'oeuvre, dans sa 1re partie, est constituě d'une juxtaposition de rčits concurrents qui convergent dans la seconde partie. On peut considřer que la dčouverte par un petit notaire de l'l̋e d'Orlǎns que son pr̈e ťait Amřindien, et le voyage en Arizona pour rencontrer ledit gňiteur, constituent le noyau de ce roman de guerre et d'amour, non dňu ̌d'arrir̈es plans politiques. [SDM]
The man in the closet by Roch Carrier( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attack on an actress in a small Quebec village ignites new tensions in the local people
La céleste bicyclette by Roch Carrier( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postface et dossier, p. 61-94
Prayers of a young man by Roch Carrier( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The hockey sweater
Alternative Names

controlled identityFrisson, Sophie, 1937-

Roch Carrier French Canadian writer and librarian

La guerre, yes sir!They won't demolish me!Lady with chainsThe flying canoeThe longest home runThe boxing championThe lament of Charlie LongsongPrayers of a young man