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Art of Fielding

ISBN-10: 0316126675

ISBN-13: 9780316126670

Edition: N/A

Authors: Chad Harbach

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At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, "The Art of Fieldingis mere baseball fiction the wayMoby Dickis just a fish story" (Nicholas Dawidoff). Itis an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English