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Riassunto: JOY / / It's 1932 and a new star has risen from the east, arching toward Los Angeles. / / A man, woman and child set off by rail from Chicago to follow the star. / / Along the way they'll meet figures from the pantheon of the American imagination -- figures who make us the people we are today: Woody Guthrie, Clark Kent, Al Capone, Babe Ruth, the Wizard of Oz and the ghost of Abner Doubleday. / / And when the three find their fates, the stars that guide us all will be forever changed. / / / 'An absolutely joyful novel . . . wonderfully funny and uplifting. A mixture of fact and fantasy, fiction and frolic, this novel skips, jumps, and ultimately flies.' / -- West Coast Review of Books / / 'A fast-moving and entertaining romp across country and through time.' / -- Los Angeles Times / / 'McAlpine is a gifted stylist, with clean, clear and muscular prose.' / -- Publisher's Weekly / / 'A quirky, quixotic tale . . . Unusual and entertaining.' / -- Library Journal
From Publishers Weekly:
Set in the 1930s, this gracefully written first novel opens with the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. On a rooftop across the street, 14-year-old orphan Buddy Easter watches the game with his invisible friend, Abner Doubleday. Outside the ballpark a dime-a-dance girl named Alice de Minuette tries to get a message to Babe Ruth, with whom she once had an affair, while being chased by Al Capone's men because she spurned his advances and unknowingly grabbed an envelope containing the gangster's business secrets. On the other side of town, Loren Woodville, a brilliant scientist with a controversial theory about Martians, prepares to jump off a bridge. At this moment, the Babe "calls" his famous home run and launches the ball literally into the stratosphere. It clears the stadium, the neighboring apartment buildings, the city itself. Buddy watches the ball and determines to follow it across the country so he can catch it when it lands. Loren, dangling upside down off the bridge, sees the magical baseball and is convinced that he's finally spotted an alien spacecraft. McAlpine is a gifted stylist, with clean, clear and muscular prose. Unfortunately its effectiveness is reduced because the story line--while striving for the "magical"--settles sometimes for the sentimental or the cute. Still, this baseball fantasy is a strong debut, and leaves us hoping that the author's vision will eventually rise to the level of his impressive literary talent.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: Joy in Mudville
Casa editrice: E. P. Dutton & Co.
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G0525247483I3N00
Descrizione libro E. P. Dutton & Co. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2758291065
Descrizione libro E. P. Dutton & Co. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2785861000
Descrizione libro E. P. Dutton & Co. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2786644260
Descrizione libro E. P. Dutton, New York, 1989. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. good clean tight hardback with only light general wear. light rubbing on covers. pages clean and unmarked. 212 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 012108
Descrizione libro Dutton Adult, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0525247483
Descrizione libro Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine+. 1st Edition/1st printing. r/m on bottom. $17.95 price present on DJ flap. Author's first book. Codice libro della libreria 008631
Descrizione libro Dutton, New York, 1989. Condizione libro: Fine. First edition. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in wrappers. Babe Ruth hits the ultimate home run. McCue p.69. Codice libro della libreria 23163
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97805252474875.0
Descrizione libro E. P. Dutton & Co., 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110525247483