Last Days of Summer Updated Ed: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Aug 2, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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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

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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

Contents

Authors Note
Prologue
1940
1941
1942
Epilogue
About the Author
PRAISEFORLast Days of Summer
OTHER BOOKS BY STEVE KLUGER
Copyright
About the Publisher
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Steve Kluger has written extensively on subjects as far-ranging as World War II, rock 'n' roll, and the Titanic, and as close to the heart as baseball and the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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