The Peerless Four

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Product Details

Price
$23.00  $21.16
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
October 22, 2013
Pages
212
Dimensions
5.97 X 0.81 X 8.46 inches | 0.82 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781619021778
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About the Author

Victoria Patterson is the author of the novel The Peerless Four. She also wrote This Vacant Paradise, selected as an Editor's Choice by The New York Times Book Review. Drift, her collection of interlinked short stories, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the 2009 Story Prize. The San Francisco Chronicle selected Drift as one of the best books of 2009. Her work has appeared in various publications and journals, including the Los Angeles Times, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches at the Antioch University's Master of Fine Arts program and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside.

Reviews

"[F]ascinating story ... Patterson mates genres--sports and period fiction--and the result is surprisingly rich and resonant ... the author not only transcends categories but creates something poignant and memorable."--Publishers Weekly

"Stirring historical fiction and a great choice for book clubs."--Booklist

"The Peerless Four is a fascinating exploration of a little known chapter in sports history. With gorgeous, restrained prose and a crystalline eye for detail, Victoria Patterson takes us on a thrilling journey of long odds and unbreakable spirit." --M aria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

"The grittiest, booziest, toughest sports novel I've read in recent years is written by a woman--about women! In The Peerless Four, Patterson compels and entertains with prose perfectly fitted to this lean, surprising, unsentimental tale of female Olympiads in the late 1920s." --Jonathan Evison, author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving