The Good Body

Bobby “Loose” Bonaduce is a just-retired professional hockey player who lies his way into graduate school to lay emotional claim to his son, a student he abandoned two decades before. He is also — unbeknownst to almost anyone — struggling with an insidious disease that promises to rob him of the one thing that never let him down: his body.

Bobby’s attempts to navigate the no-man’s-land of his failed marriage, to fashion a bond with his son, and to draw upon the truths in his heart in place of the waning force of his body — Gaston weaves all these threads into a surprisingly funny, never sentimental, but deeply moving story, full of discordant harmonies and unexpected resolutions.