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Good and balanced : stories about sports from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Author: Ethan Laughman
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Set on the field of play, or maybe just its memory, these stories of the sporting life range beyond the expected to include such pursuits as yoga, billiards, horse racing, cards, and boxing. Here, even iconic sports like football, basketball, and football get a fresh take through stories that might feature a losing coach, a woman hoopster, or a groundskeeper (rather than a star player). Whether front-and-center as  Read more...
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Good and balanced
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019052140
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Laughman
ISBN: 9780820357652 0820357650
OCLC Number: 1129393865
Description: pages cm
Contents: Graley, Lisa. A Wild, to the Rim, Net or Nothing, Oven-Fired Ladling of Love --
Camoin, François. The Amelia Barons --
Kealey, Tom. Groundskeeping --
Plattner, Andy. Winter Money --
Ardizzone, Tony. The Walk-On --
Meinke, Peter. The Water-Tree --
LaSalle, Peter. Preseason: The Texas Football Dead --
Spencer, Darrell. Pronto Bucks --
Deaver, Philip F. Infield --
Shade, Eric. A Rage Forever --
Abel, Robert. One Up --
Soos, Frank. Key to the Kingdom --
Adams, Gail Galloway. Doing Yoga.
Series Title: The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Responsibility: edited by Ethan Laughman.

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"Set on the field of play, or maybe just its memory, these stories of the sporting life range beyond the expected to include such pursuits as yoga, billiards, horse racing, cards, and boxing. Here, even iconic sports like football, basketball, and football get a fresh take through stories that might feature a losing coach, a woman hoopster, or a groundskeeper (rather than a star player). Whether front-and-center as a story's driving force or as a backdrop for other concerns, the skill, cunning, and aggression on display here are familiar to all of us-as players, willing or not, in all manner of contests"--

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