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Author Harbach, Chad.
Title The art of fielding : a novel / Chad Harbach.
Published New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
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 Learning Commons Bestsellers  PS3608.A72513 A87 2011    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 512 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. This novel is about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment to oneself and to others.
Subject College students -- Fiction.
Baseball players -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Fiction.
Genre Psychological fiction.
College stories.
ISBN 0316126691
0316187518 (pbk.)
9780316187510 (pbk.)
OCLC number 707964854