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Where Triples Go to Die

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In irreverent, laugh-out-loud style, Where Triples Go to Die illuminates the messy intersection of sports, race, and romance in contemporary college life. Black superstar Juke Jackson and white counselor Malcolm Wade, each facing relationship crises at home, forge a bond at school as Wade guides Jackson’s quest to join the legion of African Americans who transformed our na ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published September 27th 2017 by Inkwater Press
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Liz
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I read this book for a class taught by the author. The main character is kind of creepy, the author comes off as slightly sexist and racist despite attempting to deal favorably with both subjects, and the whole book is in desperate need of an editor, for basic spelling mistakes at the very least (see page 180; can't even spell NAACP correctly).

The main character's car is named Aborto, because of its effects on the attempt to reproduce. I just don't know.

The sections about baseball are quite wel
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Danielle Urban
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Where Triples Go to Die by Phil Hutcheon is a great read. It's entertaining to follow. Sports never die out with fans. Here, readers get to explore a lot of real life issues. The struggles are believable. The characters make this an interesting journey. A contemporary piece of fiction that had me captivated page-by-page. The content held my full attention. It wasn't the kind of book, I would normally pick up to read. However, it still grabbed my attention. Engaging, intense, and enough drama to ...more
Tanya
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a laugh out loud read. It deals with lots of different problems in a way which makes you want to laugh. It can get messy as everything mixes together. You will enjoy this great read

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Phil Hutcheon grew up in Redwood City, California, where his youth baseball teammates included Dick Sharon, later of the Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres. With his father he attended games at Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park in San Francisco during the heyday of Willie Mays. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific and a PhD from Rice University. He teaches composition and ...more