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The art of fielding : a novel

Author: Chad Harbach
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
College stories
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harbach, Chad.
Art of fielding.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
(DLC) 2011014912
(OCoLC)707964854
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Harbach
ISBN: 9780316192187 031619218X
OCLC Number: 843126956
Description: 1 online resource (512 p.)
Responsibility: Chad Harbach.

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At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, 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. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. This novel is about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment to oneself and to others.

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