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KC, at Bat

KC, at Bat

by Tom Mendicino

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Overview

Charlie Beresford would rather be doing anything this summer than hauling furniture for a moving company. Come September, he'll be leaving for college, away from the awkwardness of Augustinian Academy, away from his father's constant hints about prospective girlfriends.

Then Kevin Conroy—the Mighty KC--joins the moving crew. A star baseball player bound for the big leagues, Charlie is shocked when cool, confident KC suggests hanging out, especially when KC asks him to stay over--and the happiness their connection brings Charlie.

But the summer is changing Charlie--putting muscles on his skinny frame, compelling him to face hard truths, showing him how it feels not just to lose your heart but to break someone else's. Funny, sweet, and moving, Tom Mendicino's insightful coming-of-age story perfectly evokes that moment when you stop living life from the safety of the bleachers--and finally step up to home plate.

Praise for Tom Mendicino's Probation

"Thoughtful, textured and poignant. . .an exciting impressive debut." --Time Out NY

"A smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love." --Bart Yates


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601830869
Publisher: eKensington
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 1,044,488
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tom Mendicino spent six raucous years roaming the country and eking out a living in the Sales Department of several New York publishing houses before attending the law school of the University of North Carolina. His stories, some of them excerpts from Probation, have appeared in several recent anthologies. Readers can visit his website at www.tommendicino.com.

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