About the Book: Calico Joe
The master of the fast-paced legal thriller brings us a moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and deliverance-set in the world of Major League Baseball
Whatever happened to Calico Joe?
It's the summer of 1973. When the first baseman for the Cubs is unable to play twice in a row, the Cubs source a young player from their AA club in Midland, Texas. Joe Castle becomes baseball's boy wonder: the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzles fans as he hits home run after home run, breaking all records.
He fast becomes the hero of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the 11-year-old son of a Mets pitcher, Warren Tracey, who faces off against Calico Joe in a historical clash. Paul was in the stands cheering both for his idol and his Dad on that fateful day, when Warren throws a fast ball that changes their lives forever.
Now 41, Paul receives news of his father's death. It's time to confront what went down on that baseball field, he decides; father and son return to the scene of disturbing personal history, before they lose their last chance at redemption.
An exhilarating journey through baseball, filial bonds and the power of past events to transform present, Calico Joe is a classic read.
About the Author: John Grisham
John Grisham has written over twenty best-selling novels including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client and The Litigators, most recently, as well as the YA series of Theodore Boone, a collection of stories and one work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
The best thriller writer alive' - Ken Follett, Evening Standard
'His stories are ferociously plot driven: they will keep you awake all night' - Independent on Sunday
Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times
Few writers have so much to say, the skills to make reading what they say an irresistible pleasure - and the clout to say it to an audience of millions' - Independent
|Publisher:||Hachette India/Hodder & Stoughton|
|Number of Pages:||224|
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