FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Uses the fanatical and aggressive world of professional baseball to mirror contemporary society.
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Roy Hobbs, the protagonist of The Natural, makes the mistake of pronouncing aloud his dream: to be the best there ever was. Such hubris, of course, invites divine intervention, but the brilliance of Bernard Malamud's novel is the second chance it offers its hero, elevating him--and his story--into the realm of myth.About the Author:
Bernard Malamud (1914–86) wrote eight novels; he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for The Fixer, and the National Book Award for The Magic Barrel. Born in Brooklyn, he taught for many years at Bennington College in Vermont.
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Book Description Turtleback. School & Library Binding. Book Condition: POOR. A readable copy. Quite a bit of ear and creasing. All pages intact. Bookseller Inventory # V2454994855