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"This is as good a novel—as well written a novel—centering on Dr. Naismith’s game as any I’ve read."—Ira Berkow, from the foreword. Albert Biederman, pushing forty, is a sportswriter in River City, Iowa, where college basketball carries the town through the cold winter months. The River State University team has been newly energized by a junior-college transfer who is from ...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Bison Books (first published 1984)
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At times a compelling, but still mostly underwhelming read on the seedy side of college basketball. You're not missing much unless you're a big fan of the subject.
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David Shields is the author of fourteen books, including Reality Hunger (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications. GQ called it "the most provocative, brain-rewiring book of 2010"; the New York Times called it "a mind-bending manifesto." His previous book, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead (Knopf, 2008), was a New York Times ...more
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