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The throwback special : a novel, Chris Bachelder

Label
The throwback special : a novel
Title
The throwback special
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bachelder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Throwback Special is the story of twenty-two ordinary guys who gather each fall to reenact what ESPN has called the most shocking play in NFL history: the November 1985 play in which Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. (The play was known by the Redskins as the Throwback Special.) Over the course of a weekend we follow the men as they choose roles; spend a long night of the soul revealing their secret hopes, fears, and passions as they prepare for the game; and finally enact their strange and yet oh-so-American ritual for what may be the last time. With his trademark microfine sense of humor and tragic sense of history (Michael Chabon), Chris Bachelder s moving and very funny tale is filled with pitch-perfect observations about manhood, marriage, and middle age
Title
The throwback special
Creator
Summary
Follows the lives of a group of men who gather annually to recreate the November 1985 football play in which Joe Theismann suffered a horrible, career-ending broken leg
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10473014
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Chris Bachelder
Label
The throwback special : a novel, Chris Bachelder
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • ACE
  • ANV
  • ATO
  • ASR
  • AYB
  • AYB
  • AMI
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn902661499
Dimensions
22cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages;
Isbn
9780393249460
Lccn
2015028394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1522063
System control number
(OCoLC)902661499

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