The soul-stirring novel on which the movie "Field of Dreams" was based, Shoeless Joe was published to critical acclaim, won several prestigious literary awards, and is sure to hit home runs on the audio market. 6 cassettes.
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W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, Field of Dreams. It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need.From the Inside Flap:
"Wild...Romantic...Unconventional...A triumph of hope."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
The voice of a baseball announcer tells the Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella: "If you build it, he will come." "He" is Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ray's hero. "It" is a baseball stadium which Ray carves out of his cornfield. Like the movie FIELD OF DREAMS that was made from this novel, SHOELESS JOE is about baseball. But it's also about love and the power of dreams to make people come alive....
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Book Description 10, 1996. Book Condition: D'occasion - Bon état. Livre broché couverture souple. En stock. Vendeur PRO. Expédition rapide et soignée sous enveloppe cartonnée ou à bulles. Bookseller Inventory # BB47-16
Book Description 10/18, 1996. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Bon. Traduit de l'anglais par Bernard Hoepffner. Titre original : Shoeless Joe. Description : Numéro 2734, collection Domaine étranger. Bookseller Inventory # 012135