Quantcast The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube 
About The Book
Pinit    

The Art of Fielding


 On Sale: 1/02/2012
 Formats:     E-Book
Single-Click Shopping:
See More


Book Description

In THE ART OF FIELDING, we see sport played in its purest form: by 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. 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 astray. Five lives brought together at Westish - three players; the college's president and his prodigal daughter - are forever changed by Henry's single error. The novel that unfolds thereafter is many things: a masterpiece of what James Wood would call "free indirect style," but what a lover of fiction would simply recognize as great storytelling; a campus novel as good as any to spring from that well-tilled soil; and a beautiful and trenchant and veracious depiction of sport. It's a warm-hearted, expansive book, one whose intelligence runs as deep as its emotion, and very rarely does one encounter characters that one cares about as much as Henry Skrimshander, Owen Glass, Mike Schwartz, and Guert and Pella Affenlight.


Author Extras

ISBN: 9780007374465; ISBN10: 0007374461; On Sale: 1/02/2012; Format: E-Book; Trimsize: ; Pages: 450; $9.99; ; BISAC1:FIC000000; BISAC2:003-251

Books by Chad Harbach
The Art of Fielding The Art of Fielding
Henry Skrimshander, newly arrived at college, shy and out of his depth, has a talent for baseball that borders on genius. But sometimes it seems that his only friend is big Mike Schwartz - who champions the talents of others, at the expense of his own. And Owen, Henry's clever, charismatic, gay...
The Art of Fielding The Art of Fielding
In THE ART OF FIELDING, we see sport played in its purest form: by 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. Only their preternaturally...