Last Days of Summer Updated Ed: A Novel
A contemporary American classic—a poignant and hilarious tale of baseball, hero worship, eccentric behavior, and unlikely friendship
Last Days of Summer is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third basemen for the New York Giants. But Joey's chosen champion doesn't exactly welcome the extreme attention of a persistent young fan with an overactive imagination. Then again, this strange, needy kid might be exactly what Banks needs.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jtp146 - LibraryThing
A precocious young boy, Joey, from Brooklyn has a hero in Charlie Banks, an all-star third baseman for the Dodgers. The boy is very strong-willed and seemingly toys with the adults in his life ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mrs_McGreevy - LibraryThing
Epistolary novels are hard to pull off. By ditching conventional plot structure, the writer focuses all the attention on his characters. If the writer doesn't get the voices just right, readers lose ... Read full review