The Man Who Once Played Catch with Nellie Fox: A Novel

The Man Who Once Played Catch with Nellie Fox: A Novel

By: John Manderino (author)Paperback

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Manderino's second novel is a comic gem. At forty, Hank has decided he's through with baseball - a routine pop-up fell on his head and he got the message. Trouble is, baseball is the one thing that's given any meaning to his life. This is the painfully funny story of a man who decides to get a life, but isn't sure how. It's about fathers and sons, heroes and whiners, the wheel of fortune (and Vanna White), baseball and the decline of Western civilization - and why Hall of Famer Nellie Fox always spat in his glove. One reader commented, 'This is a wonderful book: funny and touching. The characters are real and the situations they get into are riveting. The dialogue is great; the voices ring so true. An extremely enjoyable read, even for only casual fans of baseball'.

About Author

JOHN MANDERINO is the author of three novels and, most recently, Crying at Movies, a memoir. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Maine where he teaches writing at the University of Southern Maine. He is hard at work on his next book.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780897335973
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780897335973
  • ISBN10: 089733597X

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