Fast Greens: A Novel

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Macmillan, May 1, 2005 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Twenty-seven years after his partner in a fledging oil company cheated him out of the CEO spot by sinking a hole-in-one blindfolded, a still-disgruntled Texan calls a grudge match. A thirteen-year-old boy, Billy Hemphill, is the caddie. Through his eyes a remarkable, boisterous, and eccentric cast of characters walk the nine holes with the two players and learn some lasting lessons about what really matters. Caught up in the vicious match, Billy is immersed in a world of liars, cheats, and hustlers as he searches for life's simple truths and for the father he's never had.


Before the final shot of this thirty year saga of betrayal and lost love, young Billy will witness the magic, miracles, redemption and revenge that make the game of golf one of life's finest lessons.

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Pipkin's 1994 outing has the distinction of being a serious coming-of-age story as well as a solid novel about golf. Down in Texas, 13-year-old caddy Billie Hemphill gets drawn into a potentially dangerous grudge match. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

TURK PIPKIN has been a stand-up comedian and actor, appearing in Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman, as well as The Sopranos, The Alamo, and Friday Night Lights. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Old Man and the Tee and has written for CBS, NBC, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Travel and Leisure Golf, Playboy, and Texas Monthly. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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