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The throwback special : a novel / Chris Bachelder.

Bachelder, Chris, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Linn Libraries Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Public Library.

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Albany Main Library F BACHE (Text) IALBO10308337N Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249460
  • ISBN: 0393249468
  • Physical Description: 213 pages; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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The Throwback Special is the story of twenty-two ordinary guys who gather each fall to reenact what ESPN has called the most shocking play in NFL history: the November 1985 play in which Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. (The play was known by the Redskins as the Throwback Special.) Over the course of a weekend we follow the men as they choose roles; spend a long night of the soul revealing their secret hopes, fears, and passions as they prepare for the game; and finally enact their strange and yet oh-so-American ritual for what may be the last time. With his trademark microfine sense of humor and tragic sense of history (Michael Chabon), Chris Bachelder s moving and very funny tale is filled with pitch-perfect observations about manhood, marriage, and middle age.
Subject: Male friendship > United States > Fiction.
Masculinity > Social aspects > United States > Fiction.
United States > Social life and customs > Fiction.

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