Heroes

Heroes

by David Shields
     
 

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"This is as good a novel—as well written a novel—centering on Dr. Naismith’s game as any I’ve read."—Ira Berkow, from the foreword. Albert Biederman, pushing forty, is a sportswriter in River City, Iowa, where college basketball carries the town through the cold winter months. The River State University team has been newly energized… See more details below

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"This is as good a novel—as well written a novel—centering on Dr. Naismith’s game as any I’ve read."—Ira Berkow, from the foreword. Albert Biederman, pushing forty, is a sportswriter in River City, Iowa, where college basketball carries the town through the cold winter months. The River State University team has been newly energized by a junior-college transfer who is from Chicago's South Side. Belvyn Menkus is a blond-Afroed point guard who takes the game to a higher level—"the first player," Al says, "to stir my imagination in eighteen years of covering River State basketball." Researching Menkus's background, Al discovers forged transcriptions and recruiting violations. Breaking the story could land him a job on a big-city paper, but what would that cost the player, the town, and Al's own sense of the justice of the game?

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ISBN-13:
9780440201793
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1988

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