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Brittle Innings

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 432 Nombre de pages
Texte du rabat In 1943, at the height of World War II, the Highbridge Hellbenders of the the class-C Chattahoochee Valley League d... Lire la suite
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In 1943, at the height of World War II, the Highbridge Hellbenders of the the class-C Chattahoochee Valley League deep in Georgia acquire a 17-year-old shortstop from Oklahoma named Danny Boles. The Hellbenders snap him up because he's too young for the draft and preternaturally talented. In Highbridge, they make him the boarding-house roommate of an enormous first baseman with the awe-inspiring skill of blasting monster home runs out of the CVL's tumbledown ballparks. Known to his teammates as Jumbo Hank Clerval, this mysterious giant and the mute Danny Boles strike up an improbable friendship that culminates at the hot season's end in triumph and disappointment, not to mention a host of haunting discoveries in both the simmering South and the wind-swept Aleutian Islands. Hailed by critics as a contender for the Great American Novel laurel, Brittle Innings evokes a bygone era of worldwide conflict and homeland unity. It also convincingly links documented wartime history with the immemorial mythology of the superhero and the legendary status of baseball as the unchallenged American pastime. If you read it, you will not forget it.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Brittle Innings
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Code EAN: 9781933846316
ISBN: 978-1-933846-31-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Fairwood Pr Inc
Genre: Science fiction et fantaisie
nombre de pages: 432
Poids: 630g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T24mm
Année: 2012