Shoeless Joe (Paperback)

Author: Kinsella, W. P.

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Motivated by his fanatical love of baseball, Ray Kinsella is inspired to build a baseball stadium in his corn field, dedicated to his hero, the legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson, in a novel that became the inspiration for the film Field of Dreams. Reprint. *Author: Kinsella, W. P./ Radziewicz, John (EDT) *Publication Date: 1999/04/28 *Number of Pages: 272 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.50


Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395957738
SKU 30457416
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395957737
Release Date 4/1/1999
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
W.P. Kinsella
W. P. Kinsella attended the University of Victoria, from which he received his B.A. in 1974, and the University of Iowa, from which he received his M.F.A. in 1978. He counts among his influences his Yugoslavian grandmother, who used to tell him stories as a child. He has won many awards for his fiction, beginning with his debut, "Shoeless Joe", which was made into the movie "Field of Dreams".
"A work as curious, compelling, artful and mysterious as the game it celebrates. Surely a strong candidate for any literary Hall of Fame."
"Any book that has Shoeless Joe Jackson, J. D. Salinger, Fenway Park and Moonlight Graham in it almost before you pause to catch your breath has got to be more fun than Reggie Jackson under a high fly. This is Baseball as it might be on the other side of the moon."
"His novel celebrates imagination and effort, wittily posits serious theses on the role of baseball and other art forms, and provokes various kinds of laughter."
"Kinsella does wonders in this book: The visual fantasies are so rich that whether you believe them or not, you can't help imagining them....[Kinsella] has a rare talent for conveying pure joy."
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Annotation Ray Kinsella, an insurance agent turned farmer, begins hearing voices--rather, a Voice. "If you build it, he will come," the Voice tells Ray, who intuitively knows that "he" is Shoeless Joe Jackson, banned from baseball along with the other 1919 "Black Sox." Ray builds a baseball stadium in his cornfield, and waits. But the Voice isn't finished. "Ease his pain," it orders Ray; in this case, the person the Voice is talking about is J. D. Salinger, and Ray must kidnap him and take him to a game at Fenway Park in Boston. This is just the beginning....
Editors Note Inspiration for the movie "Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe" is the ultimate baseball novel.
Editors Note 2 "If you build it, he will come." Them mysterious words of an Iowa baseball announcer lead Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. This is a book "not so much about baseball as it is about dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American," said the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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