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Craig Suder, third baseman for the Seattle Mariners, is in a terrible slump. He’s batting below .200 at the plate, and even worse in bed with his wife; and he secretly fears he’s inherited his mother’s insanity. Ordered to take a midseason rest, Suder instead takes his record of Charlie Parker’s “Ornithology,” his record player, and his new saxophone and flees, negotiating his way through madcap adventures and flashbacks to childhood (“If you folks believed more strongly in God, maybe you wouldn’t be colored”). Pursued by a raging dope dealer, saddled with a mishandled elephant and an abused little white girl, he manages in the end to fly free, both transcending and inspired by the pull of so much life.
About the Author:
Percival Everett is the author of several novels, including Glyph, Frenzy, and God’s Country; two story collections; and a children’s book. Raised in Columbia, South Carolina, he now lives in Moreno Valley, California. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and an accomplished painter.
“A mad work of comic genius, combining symbols and myths from ancients and moderns, white culture and black, juxtaposing heartbreaks with farce to make up a narrative that has never, never been told before.”―Carolyn See, Los Angeles Times Book Review
“[A] marvelous first novel.”―New York Times Book Review
“Very funny―sometimes excruciatingly so.”―Publishers Weekly
“Who could meld baseball and jazz with the most wistful male myth of all―the Icarus myth―remembering that Daedalus really did do it: He flew.”―Los Angeles Times Book Review
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publication Date: 1983
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0670681105I5N00
Book Description Viking Adult, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0670681105
Book Description Viking Adult, U.S.A., 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Ex-libris mark top edge. This copy is VG; the text is clear, bright, and unmarked except for pencil price top fep; binding is tight but edges show some age and wear. Unstated but probable first edition (first appearance of book). No jacket but the covers are also VG; intact, including very good color and design, but some sunning along edges. We have a five star rating because of our fulfilment success and because our descriptions are accurate. We ship all books to U.S. buyers with Tracking. We guarantee: NO NASTY SURPRISES. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 019039
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Pr, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.... us1st.ediiton.1st.printing.a very near fine hardback in a very near fine dustwrapper.no inscriptions.not priceclipped.50/g Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 12nbss/s
Book Description The Viking Press, New York, 1983. Hardcover. 171p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. First book by the African American novelist concerns the African American third baseman for the Seattle Mariners going mad. Includes a gay Chinese-American character and an elephant named Renoir. Bookseller Inventory # 5651
Book Description Viking, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Book As New, never opened. No names or ANY markings. DJ not clipped ($13.50) with two 1" tears, one front, one rear, else VF. ; 171 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 14868
Book Description Viking, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Book As New, never opened. No names or ANY markings. DJ 2- 1/2" cuts, one front, one rear, else FINE, not price clipped ($13.50) ; 168 pages; Author's 1st book. Bookseller Inventory # 1190
Book Description Viking, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 171pp Very good condition except for a small spot on the back cover and slight fade along the edges. Bizarre novel, the first by this African-American author, about a third baseman with a taste for elephants and jazz. (loc /1). Bookseller Inventory # 13896
Book Description Viking, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. ex-library;dust jacket mylar covered/flaps pasted;library marks; signed by Everett 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # erde250E46
Book Description New York: Viking, 1983. dj, 1983. Hardcover first edition - First printing. African American writer's first book, a comic novel about a baseball player, an elephant he wins, and a 9 year old runaway who adopts them both. 171 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 58556