Going the Distance

Going the Distance

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Paperback, State Univ of New York Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9781438447988, ISBN10 1438447981
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GOING THE DISTANCE [9781438447988]

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GOING THE DISTANCE [9781438447988]

"Going the Distance" is a baseball novel with a difference; a multilayered love story, a celebration of both America s game and the New York landscape. John Jack Flynn was a major league pitcher with all-star promise. But on the day of the 1979 All-Star game, he finds himself back in the North Country of New York where he was born, his career cut short by an injury, no recollection as to how he came to be back there with a beautiful woman he doesn t recognize beside him in the passenger seat of his car. The mystery of this passenger is but the first of many mysteries in this richly poetic, deeply moving, and sometimes comic novel.
Flynn faces losses much greater than the end of an athletic career. In a journey both to recover his past and to find a place and time to begin life anew, he faces perhaps the most difficult decision a human being must make. In the process he garners support from a band of magical characters: a mystical girl who tells fortunes with baseball cards; a onetime bird dog baseball scout who dresses in a hazmat body suit to avoid polluting himself with human contact; a former teammate, a homerun hitter and juju man who comes to the rescue from the sky; and, most of all, that woman beside Flynn who teaches him how to love again, or perhaps for the first time."

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Number of Pages: 236
Original Languages: English
Author: Joyce, Michael
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
ISBN-13: 9781438447988
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 8.75 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1438447981
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