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Calico Joe by John Grisham

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Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton
Author - John Grisham
ISBN - 9781444757187
No. of Pages - 288
Language - English
Binding - Paperback

A story of baseball and redemption, Calico Joe dexterously touches upon the issues of family, despondency, eclat, heartbreaks and more importantly hope, endurance and absolution. Joe Castle, fondly called Calico Joe, from Calico Rock, Ark, a 21 year old rookie first baseman for Chicago Cubs, was a prodigal yet modest slugger who slowly broke all the rookie records ever set. He won numerous fans in America, including Paul Tracey, the son of Mets hurler Warren Tracey.

A day came when Warren had to confront Joe on the field in Shea stadium. Warren had a reputation for head-hunting, uncouthness, boozing, wife abusing and women chasing. His melodramatic gestures invited controversies and he never consistently stayed in one team. The story is presented from Paul's perspective. As the crowd whooped at Joe's home run, Paul had this ill feeling inside, for he knew his father better than anyone. A beanball is all it took to render Joe crest-fallen.

Years later, Paul contrives a meet between the two. That is the last thing Joe and Warren want after all these years. Joe is now a barely functional groundskeeper at a local high school and Warren is diagnosed of pancreatic cancer. Calico Joe was published on 10th April, 2012, by Hodder Paperbacks, London. It is now available in paperback. Its distinct narrative shifting between 1973 and 2003, with breadcrumbs here and there to feed the reader's curiosity, makes it completely riveting.

About The Author :

John Grisham is a popular American author. He is also a lawyer and politician. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He's married to Renee Jones and has two children with her. Apart from this book, he has also authored The Racketeer, The Pelican Brief, The Chamber, The Street Lawyer, The Runaway Jury and The King of Torts.


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