Bang the Drum Slowly

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University of Nebraska Press, 1984 - Fiction - 243 pages
23 Reviews
Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw, became the best-known fictional baseball player in America. Now he is back again in Bang the Drum Slowly, throwing a baseball "with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family."

Also available in Bison Book editions are The Southpaw, It Looked Like For Ever, and A Ticket for a Seamstitch, the other three volumes in the Henry Wiggen series.

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Review: Bang the Drum Slowly (Henry Wiggen #2)

User Review  - Russell Lawson - Goodreads

Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris is a fun, realistic, offbeat book about baseball and life. Harris uses baseball as the means by which he deals with the topic of death. The baseball season is like ... Read full review

Review: Bang the Drum Slowly (Henry Wiggen #2)

User Review  - Scott Breslove - Goodreads

Started off very slow, and I really wasn't into it. Even contemplated not finishing it for a while, but boy, would that have been a mistake! I don't remember exactly where, but it got a lot better ... Read full review


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\Mark Harris (1922-2007).

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