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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0809325055
ISBN-13: 9780809325054
Sku: 31105109
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  264
Edition Number:  3
Age Range:  NA
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Skillfully edited by John McNally, "Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary Baseball Short Stories" collects nineteen contemporary baseball short stories from a successful mix of well-established writers, lesser-knowns, and a few up-and-comers. These stories are characterized by the same dramatic elements that draw people to the sport itself--the mythologizing of players, the obsessions and romance of the game, the bonds between players and fans, parents and children. From a key play, a missed catch, a chance lost, these are tales of characters facing high stakes and calls to action, metaphorically and literally, in the bottom of the ninth.
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A collection of nineteen short stories about baseball include contributions from Jim Shepard, Stuart Dybek, Owen King, Patricia Highsmith, Andre Dubus, Ray Gonzalez, and Floyd Skloot, among others. (Story Collection)A collection of nineteen short stories about baseball include contributions from Jim Shepard, Stuart Dybek, Owen King, Patricia Highsmith, Andre Dubus, Ray Gonzalez, and Floyd Skloot, among others. (Story Collection)

Skillfully edited by John McNally, Bottom of the Ninth: Great Contemporary Baseball Short Stories collects nineteen contemporary baseball short stories from a successful mix of well-established writers, lesser-knowns, and a few up-and-comers. These stories are characterized by the same dramatic elements that draw people to the sport itself?the mythologizing of players, the obsessions and romance of the game, the bonds between players and fans, parents and children. From a key play, a missed catch, a chance lost, these are tales of characters facing high stakes and calls to action, metaphorically and literally, in the bottom of the ninth.

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Richard Russo
Richard Russo grew up in Gloversville, New York, the small, working-class town that has provided the setting for several of his books. His parents separated when he was small, and he lived with his mother but worked construction jobs with his father during vacations from the University of Arizona, where he received his B.A. He also has a Ph.D., and taught at universities in Illinois and Connecticut, then at Colby College in Maine. He began writing fiction when he realized he would rather write his own novels than analyze other people's and, in 1996, was able to quit teaching to write full time. In addition to novels, Russo has also written movie screenplays. Russo was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his novel EMPIRE FALLS.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0003
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0264
Product attributePublisher:   Southern Illinois University Press
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