Castro's Curveball (Paperback)
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Castro's Curveball (Paperback)

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Paperback 292 Pages / Published: 01/09/2006
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Recently widowed and now retired, Billy Bryan is "coming to the end of many things." Then a long-forgotten scrapbook stirs memories of a distant past-and beckons him and his grown daughter on a reluctant journey to relive his role in history. In 1947 Bryan was playing winter ball in Cuba, his future as uncertain as the island country's. Then one fateful night Bryan witnessed a young student radical named Fidel unleash an amazing curveball. So begins Bryan's tug-of-war with destiny.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803259577
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Tim Wendel's love and impressive knowledge of baseball suffuses every page of this passionate novel of love, loss, and the real freedom that wisdom and time sometimes bring."-Ken Burns, coauthor of Baseball: An Illustrated History -- Ken Burns
"A Cuba libre mixed with baseball, revolution, and moonlight, wonderfully evocative of a time that was and a pitcher that might have been."-Frank Deford, author of Everybody's All-American -- Frank Deford
"In this first novel, well-known sportswriter and radio commentator Wendel explores the legend that Fidel Castro could've been a contender in America's major leagues. . . . Beautifully written, and with a ring of truth to it."-Library Journal * Library Journal *
"A superbly crafted meditation on heroism, duty, and the irony derived from recognizing everyone's imperfections but your own."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * Kirkus Reviews *

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