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Shoeless Joe

Kinsella, W. P.

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ISBN 10: 039532047X / ISBN 13: 9780395320471
Published by Houghton Mifflin (T)
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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039532047X Houghton Mifflin hardcover with dust jacket, 1982, 1st printing, Quarter cloth, price-clipped, immaculate/unmarked, binding is tight, few small edge tears in jacket.Near Fine/Very Good; We will add a custom fitted new mylar cover, bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking. Bookseller Inventory # F2440K

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Title: Shoeless Joe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Motivated by his fanatical love of baseball, Ray Kinsella is inspired to build a baseball stadium in his corn field, dedicated to his hero, the legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson, in a novel that became the inspiration for the film Field of Dreams. Reprint.

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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.

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