In the ensuing days, Brooklyn meets Alabama four more times on the playing field, even their armies collide in the horror now known as Spotsylvania. As every game and skirmish bring them closer to a violent end, what began as a game turns into a business as serious as death and dishonor, and each soldier realizes the price and the prize that betrayal offers.
©1997 Thomas Dyja; (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"The madness of war and the passion evoked by baseball complement each other beautifully in this extraordinary first novel.... A sensitive, forceful, even breathtaking commingling of play and war, daydream and nightmare, the humane and the bestial, in which the human dimensions of warfare are unforgettably evoked."(Kirkus Reviews)
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