This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball's greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired. In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia. Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the qrealq story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic. Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.My father who taught classics at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, and in spite of that was still the worlda#39;s number one baseball fan, said I deserved a rewardaI also had a straight A average in Grade 11 and had published my first short story thatanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Essential W. P. Kinsella|
|Publisher||:||Tachyon Publications - 2015-02-23|