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Country hardball

Author: Steve Weddle, (Novelist)
Publisher: Blue Ash, Ohio : Tyrus Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Weddle, (Novelist)
ISBN: 1440570809 9781440570803 1440570817 9781440570810
OCLC Number: 847837204
Description: 207 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Champion --
The ravine --
Purple hulls --
This too shall pass --
Good times gone --
The thing with feathers --
Good money --
All-star --
That kind of face --
On account --
Smoke fades away --
Reception --
How many holes --
Debts to pay --
Country hardball --
Prodigal --
Miracles --
Harvest.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Steve Weddle.

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After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do without much chance of doing better. Around him, families lose their sons to war, hunting accidents, drugs. And Roy, along with the town, falls into old patterns established.

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