Shattered Dreams

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Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Curtis Walker lives in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is an avid historian of both the original Winnipeg Jets and the World Hockey Association.

This is his fifth book and first work of fiction. His first book, Winnipeg Jets: The WHA Years Day by Day, is available both electronically and on paper through the WHA Hall of Fame at

His second book, My Journey with Carli, detailing his experience with Carli Ward, a 25-year-old who passed away of cervical cancer, is available in paperback at and electronically at Read more about Carli's story at

His third book, Coming Up Short, The Comprehensive History of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets (1979-1996), is available in paperback at and electronically at

His fourth book, View from Section 26: A Fan's Look at the Minor Leagues Featuring Pro Hockey's Most Unwanted Team, detailing his experiences with the IHL's Manitoba Moose, is available in paperback at and electronically at

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Shattered Dreams

Diary and Downfall of a Utopian Socialist in the Heart of the Canadian Prairies

Authored by Curtis Walker

In this heavily sarcastic tale, idealistic social worker Gavin York sets foot in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a city of over 700,000 on the eastern edge of the Canadian prairies, to begin his career, convinced of his opportunity to change the world. After enduring many trials and tribulations in Canada's toilet bowl, Gavin eventually sours on his insufferable adopted home city and opens his eyes to the harsh reality of socialism and its disastrous long-term consequences once the unsustainable welfare state in Manitoba comes crashing down on him.

Publication Date:
1512383430 / 9781512383430
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Political

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