Publisher:New York :Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2003, c1952.
If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400. Originally published in 1952 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. "Introduction by Kevin Baker"--Cover.
This was Bernard Malamud's first novel, and it is also the first--and some would say still the best--literary novel written about baseball. It is the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era, whose ambitions and desires are constantly thwarted.
Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time National Book Award winner, Bernard Malamud.