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The throwback special / Chris Bachelder.

Bachelder, Chris, author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC BACHELDER, CHRIS (Text) 33946003071235 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland AF BACHE (Text) 76383000440260 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison F (Text) 39391006728172 Fiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon F BAC (Text) 34330513018920 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Rochester Library FIC BAC (Text) 33187004123051 Fiction (adult) - R Reshelving -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette FIC BAC (Text) 31951004092265 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393249460 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393249468 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 213 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Male friendship > United States > Fiction.
Masculinity > Social aspects > United States > Fiction.
United States > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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