The Quarterback

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Jimmy Jassy has been on the top five years now, but the clock was running out. All he had left were the remnants of his incredible skills, and his snarling pride in being the man they called-The Quarterback.

"From that rarest shelf, interesting sports fiction."-Robert Lipsyte, New York Times

On Paradise Road: "Milton can write like angel . a young writer hell bent on fulfilling John Steinbeck's legacy, carrying on the tradition of James Jones ...

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Overview

Jimmy Jassy has been on the top five years now, but the clock was running out. All he had left were the remnants of his incredible skills, and his snarling pride in being the man they called-The Quarterback.

"From that rarest shelf, interesting sports fiction."-Robert Lipsyte, New York Times

On Paradise Road: "Milton can write like angel . a young writer hell bent on fulfilling John Steinbeck's legacy, carrying on the tradition of James Jones and exploring his own heights."-Alabama Journal

"A pulsating, evocative tale that will take the reader months to forget."-American Statesman

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Robert Lipsyte
"From that rarest shelf, interesting sports fiction."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595455133
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Scott Milton started as an early member of Theater Genesis alongside Sam Shepard, Leonard Melfi, and Murray Mednick. His first plays, "The Interrogation Room" and "Halloween Mask," were produced there. Later plays, "Duet" and Bread," were done at the American Place Theatre. "Duet," starring Ben Gazzara, went on to Broadway. Milton's play "Skin" won the Neil Simon Playwriting Award. His screenplay, "Born to Win," became Ivan Passer's first American film and starred George Segal and Karen Black. He has published six novels. "Paradise Road" was cited by the Mark Twain Journal "for significant contribution to American literature." From 1977 until recently, he taught playwriting and screenwriting at USC. For thirteen years, he taught creative writing to men at the maximum security prison in Tehachapi, California. He wrote an article about the prison for the Los Angeles Times, and he created a one-man show, "Murderers Are My Life," which was nominated as best one-man show by the Valley Theater League of Los Angeles.
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