The book about the Art of Fielding book
The narrative of the book about the book — How a Book is Born: The Making of the Art of Fielding — tells a different tale. Written by Harbach’s friend Keith Gessen, it relates Harbach’s 10-year struggle to complete the novel and the rejections by agents before its ultimate, extraordinary success. It became a Vanity Fair magazine article, which in turn was published at greater length as an ebook.
If Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland (a novel about cricket) can be a hit in the States, can Harbach’s book about baseball be a hit in the UK?