Fiction. Campus politics collide with curling club realities, releasing pent-up forces and triggering a chain reaction of unintended consequences. Blackie and his curling buddies find themselves whipped up by Blackie's university-age son to oppose the shut-down of their beloved Queen Victoria, Winnipeg's friendliest—and only Jewish—curling rink. Under the shadow of threat that this might be their last season ever, Blackie's foursome marches relentlessly towards the provincial bonspiel and the promise of glory.
Audio Excerpt @ CBC Radio CanadaBernie Bellan @ The Jewish Post & NewsGordon Arnold @ Winnipeg Free PressMichael Fraiman @ The Canadian Jewish News
Winnipeg native Michael Tregebov's first novel, THE BRISS (New Star Books, 2009), was short-listed for a Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was followed by THE SHIVA (New Star Books, 2012), SHOT ROCK (New Star Books, 2019), and THE RENTER (New Star Books, 2021). A noted Spanish translator, he lives near Barcelona. His translation work includes books by Nadine Gordimer and William Carlos Williams, as well as over 100 episodes of Star Trek (both generations) and The Equalizer.Author City: Barcelona SPA