Vision Quest: A Wrestling Story

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Eastern Washington University Press, 2002 - Fiction - 194 pages
17 Reviews
When Terry Davis' Vision Quest first appeared in 1979, it was greeted as an incredibly fresh breath of air. Doris Grumbach call it "...a completely successful novel, the best Bildungsroman to come my way in some time." John Irving called it "...the truest novel about growing up since Catcher in the Rye;" and said, "...it's a better novel about wrestling, and wrestlers, than The World According to Garp."
The novel lived up to all of this billing. Now it's re-release in this handsome trade paper edition presents the book to a whole new generation of readers who are sure to be there, including those who neither know nor care about amateur wrestling, because (with apologies to John Irving) it is not really about wrestling, it is a clear and moving depiction of the human struggle to become.
For those who have seen the film version but not read the book, the new edition of Vision Quest will provide an entirely different, weightier and more timely experience.

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I loved the pacing and the insight this book has. - Goodreads
The ending is the stupidest ending ever. - Goodreads
The ending is very courageous for a new author. - Goodreads
I cant say what the ending is. - Goodreads

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User Review  - benjamin.duffy - LibraryThing

This book contravenes so many of my usual tastes in reading material that it's a wonder that I love it so much, but I do. It's written in present tense, which normally grates on me horribly. There's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Todd Wilson - Goodreads

I've read this book multiple times, and own a first edition hardcover from 1979. I knew of the movie first, and found the book in my HS library. I've read it probably ten times. I love the book, and I ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2002)

As a teenager, Terry Davis was a third-string shooting guard for Spokane's Shadle Park High School junior varsity team. In his junior year, Davis turned to wrestling. He tool to the sport like a bear to a honeycomb and wrestled his remaining high school years. Today, Davis is a father, a writer, and in his words "a fat, old wrestling coach." He also teaches narrative and screenwriting at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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