Fighting in the Shade

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
330
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781936070985
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About the Author

Sterling Watson is the author of five novels, including The Calling, Sweet Dream Baby, and Weep No More My Brother, which was nominated for the Rosenthal Award given annually by the National Academy Institute of Arts and Letters. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Georgia Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. He is director of the Creative Writing Program at Eckerd College and holder of the Peter Meinke Chair in Literature and Creative Writing.

Reviews

Fighting in the Shade is less a sports novel than a coming-of-age story wound around a mystery, with football as symbol and symptom.-- "St. Petersburg Times"
Watson's visceral descriptions of the physicality of sport are more than matched by his knowing depiction of small-town corruption in this fast-paced coming-of-age story.-- "Booklist"
A sleeper that sneaks up on you. Pitch it to old school readers who appreciate intelligent and hard-hitting novels that are more than sports books.-- "Library Journal"
A brilliant, fearless look at the savage rites of passage that exist in the fraternity of American sports. A book as gripping and unforgettable as any in recent memory.

--Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and editor of Boston Noir