The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding
A Novel
Chad Harbach



At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight 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. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, "The Art of Fielding is mere baseball fiction the way Moby Dick is just a fish story" (Nicholas Dawidoff). It is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

Title The Art of Fielding
Subtitle A Novel
Author Chad Harbach
Publisher Back Bay Books
Title First Published 23 April 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0316126675
ISBN-13 9780316126670
Publication Date 23 April 2012
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.99
 


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