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Class a free pdf An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town that follows not only the travails of the players of the Clinton LumberKings but the lives of the dedicated fans and of the fading town itself.
Lucas Mann strikes gold as he tells the memorable stories of the players of the Clinton LumberKings. Clinton, once a thriving lumber town is now facing hard times. In a Depression-era stadium, young ball players attempt to rise through the "farm" system to make it to the Big Show, at the same time that players past their prime cling to the game they love. Here is the former major league backup catcher turned minor league coach. Here are the players coming from as far as Nicaragua to pursue a dream. Here also is the radio announcer, the obsessive fan, and the author himself, who for one day becomes the team's mascot, Louie the LumberKing. Mann makes clear that the LumberKings are a point of pride, a focus of meaning and hope for the fans. And we see too that for the author, the journey through Clinton is a reckoning of his own dreams of playing professional baseball and an emotional connection with his father.

About Lucas Mann

Lucas Mann was born in New York City and received his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he is currently the Provost's Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. His essays and stories have appeared in or are forthcoming from" Wigleaf, Barrelhouse, New South, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, " and "The Kenyon Review." He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Author : Lucas Mann
Publisher : Pantheon Books
Data Published : 07 May 2013
ISBN : 0307907546
EAN : 9780307907547
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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