Country Hardball

By: Weddle, Steve

Price: $40.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

207pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page, book is unread, has a complete number line (10-1), is unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart proteted. "A novel-in-stories in the tradition of Bonnie Jo Campbell, Donald Ray Pollok, Denis Johnson, and Alan Heathcock....." this book "is a powerfully observd and devastatingly understated portrait of the American working class." (from the jacket blurb).

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A powerfully observed, evocative, and "downright dazzling" (The New York Times) portrait of the American working class in this collection of related stories, perfect for fans of Bonnie Jo Campbell and Denis Johnson

After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past.

Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices. Around him, families lose their sons to war, hunting accidents, drugs. And Roy, along with the town, falls into old patterns established generations ago.

With Steve Weddle's signature "powerful, empathetic" (Sean Chercover, Wall Street Journal bestselling author) prose, this novel-in-stories is a masterful and understated exploration of hardship, truth and hope.

Title: Country Hardball

Author Name: Weddle, Steve

Categories: Crime Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Blue Ash, OH, Tyrus Books/F+W Media, Inc.: 2013

ISBN Number: 1440570809

ISBN Number 13: 9781440570803

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001474

Keywords: Collectible-Like New; First Edition; Signed; Dust Jacket-Like New,