The Southpaw (Paperback)

Author: Harris, Mark

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The Southpaw is a story about coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond. Lefthander Henry Wiggen, six feet three, a hundred ninety-five pounds, and the greatest pitcher going, grows to manhood in a righthanded world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, and the sports page--and himself, too--all at once. Written in Henry's own words, this exuberant, funny novel follows his eccentric course from bush league to the World Series. Although Mark Harris loves and writes tellingly about the pleasures of baseball, his primary subject has always been the human condition and the shifts of mortal men and women as they try to understand and survive what life has dealt them. This new Bison Books edition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Southpaw. In his introduction to this edition, Mark Harris discusses the genesis of the novel in his own life experience.


Publisher Univ of Nebraska Pr
Mfg Part# 9780803273375
SKU 33844940
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0803273371
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
"By far the best 'serious' baseball novel published."
"Even those whose knowledge of baseball is elemental will find the book worth reading. For let there be no doubt about it, this is a distinguished and unusual book."
"Mr. Harris's novelistic achievement is a considerable one. He has taken a long, serious, and penetrating look at American mores and morals. And he has done this while telling a highly dramatic, colorful, and absorbingly exciting action story."
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Annotation A novel of baseball and its players, narrated by Henry Wiggins, rookie pitcher for the New York Mammoths. The first in a series of Wiggins novels, "Southpaw" follows Henry as he tries to make it in the big leagues after his Army service in Korea.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0350
Publisher Bison Books

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