|Author: John Grisham|
|From the best-selling author of The Painted House, Skipping Christmas, and The Firm comes a nostalgic novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion. 2,000,000 first printing. *Author: Grisham, John *Series Title: GRISHAM, JOHN *Publication Date: 2003/09/01 *Number of Pages: 163 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50|
From the Publisher:
High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.
John Grisham ventures out of the suspense field and onto the football field in this story of a once-great high school quarterback, Neely Crenshaw, who, years later, returns to the scene of his glory days to attend a memorial to his old coach, the controversial Eddie Rake--a man about whom Neely has decidedly mixed feelings. And those are what he has to come to terms with if he wants to bury the past and look forward to the future.
"This is a book designed to make a certain type of grown man cry, and the author knows exactly which buttons to push....What saves the story from melodrama is Grisham's refusal to offer pat resolutions; he allows his ambivalent characters to remain so. It also helps that he's a surefooted storyteller with an undeniable mastery of plotting, pacing and tone." - Jeff Turrentine 09/28/2003