Spikes (Paperback)

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781611454376
SKU 225779493
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1611454379
Release Date 8/13/2012
"Comic, allegorical first novel....[A] funny, winning portrait of the artist as a frustrated, helpless, but not completely hopeless young duffer."
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Annotation This humorous golf novel is about a young pro named Brian whose wife wants him to give up golf, become an accountant, and get her pregnant.
Editors Note At twenty-six, Brian Schwan is washed up. Four years hacking away on third-rate golf courses across the South have produced a grand total of $19,000 in earnings, zero wins, and a string of spectacular tournament flame-outs. He's just shot a horrendous opening round, his wife wants him to come home and start a family, and even his father, who dreamed of seeing his son a star golfer, seems to have given up on his game. Critically acclaimed, Spikes is a sharply observed novel about the obscurity of our motivations, our capacity for self-delusion, and the surprising, unexpected possibilities for grace.
Editors Note 2 A intelligent first novel set on the minor league golf circuit follows a has-been twentysomething golfer on a last-ditch tour through the South. 30,000 first printing.
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