The Art Of Fielding

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Auteur: Chad Harbach

  • Engels
  • 512 pagina's
  • Harpercollins Publishers
  • september 2011
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A wonderful, warm novel from a major new American voice.


In The Art of Fielding, we see young men who know that their four years on the baseball diamond at Westish College, "a little school in the crook of the thumb of the baseball glove that is Wisconsin," are all they have left of their sporting careers. Only their preternaturally gifted fielder, Henry Skrimshander, seems to have the chance to keep his dream - and theirs, vicariously - alive, until a routine throw goes disastrously off course, and the fates of five people are upended. After his throw threatens to ruin his roommate Owen's future, Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his; Mike Schwartz, the team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own; college president Guert Affenlight, a longtime widower, falls unexpectedly and dangerously in love; and his daughter, Pella, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warm-hearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment - to oneself and to others.

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A wonderful, warm novel from a major new American voice.


In The Art of Fielding, we see young men who know that their four years on the baseball diamond at Westish College, "a little school in the crook of the thumb of the baseball glove that is Wisconsin," are all they have left of their sporting careers. Only their preternaturally gifted fielder, Henry Skrimshander, seems to have the chance to keep his dream - and theirs, vicariously - alive, until a routine throw goes disastrously off course, and the fates of five people are upended. After his throw threatens to ruin his roommate Owen's future, Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his; Mike Schwartz, the team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own; college president Guert Affenlight, a longtime widower, falls unexpectedly and dangerously in love; and his daughter, Pella, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warm-hearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment - to oneself and to others.

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Auteur Chad Harbach
Taal Engels
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ISBN10 0007418698
ISBN13 9780007418695

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Categorieën Literatuur > Romans > Literair
  Literatuur > Meer literatuur > Sport
  Sport en hobby > Meer sport en hobby > Sportfictie
Trefwoord(en) Fiction , Literary , Sports

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