Fighting in the Shade

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Akashic Books, Jul 19, 2011 - Fiction - 330 pages
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A riveting novel of ideas exploring the perils of hazing and feverish masculinity on a high school football team.

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In his latest novel, Watson (The Calling; Sweet Dream Baby) writes about the emotional conflicts of high school football players on Florida's Gulf Coast. It's 1964, and Billy Dyer arrives at Oleander ... Read full review

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Sterling Watson is the author of five novels, including The Calling, Sweet Dream Baby, and Weep No More My Brother, which was nominated for the Rosenthal Award given annually by the National Academy Institute of Arts and Letters. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Prairie Schooner, the Georgia Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and the Southern Review. He is director of the Creative Writing Program at Eckerd College and holder of the Peter Meinke Chair in Literature and Creative Writing.

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