All the Stars Came Out That Night

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Penguin Group USA, 2007 - Fiction - 415 pages
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Kevin King’s debut novel, All the Stars Came Out That Night, is a vivid portrait of Depression-era America written in a voice at once humorous and poetic. Set at Boston’s Fenway Park on October 20, 1943, All the Stars Came Out That Night imagines a late-night baseball game bankrolled by Henry Ford, pitting Dizzy Dean’s all-white all-stars against Satchel Paige’s black all-stars. Not a contest waged for money or trophies, the outcome of this game carries with it both the weight of a historic injustice—the barring of blacks from baseball—and the promise of vindication and redemption.

Steeped in baseball lore and featuring an array of iconic American figures—from Babe Ruth to Clarence Darrow—All the Stars Came Out That Nightfar transcends the sport of baseball, creating a tale that is mythic, captivating, and above all, quintessentially American.

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The premise is that a team of All Stars from the Negro Leagues led by Satchell Paige & Josh Gibson challenge a Major League All Star Team led by Dizzy Dean in 1934. The author throws in every ... Read full review

All The Stars Came Out That Night

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It's October 1934. The Detroit Tigers have won a hard-fought, seven-game World Series, and baseball is over until spring. Then Clarence Darrow persuades Henry Ford to bankroll a contest between the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Kevin Kingis a published poet whose work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and The Prairie Schooner.

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