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The Resource Gods of wood and stone, by Mark Di Ionno

Gods of wood and stone, by Mark Di Ionno

Label
Gods of wood and stone
Title
Gods of wood and stone
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Di Ionno
Title variation
Gods of wood & stone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Mark Di Ionno comes the next Great American Novel about the Great American Pastime-- The Natural with echoes of Ford, Updike, DeLillo and Roth--two men from disparate worlds and their search for what constitutes a meaningful life in a searing portrait of honor and masculinity, sport and celebrity, marriage and parenthood. Joe Grudeck is a living legend--a first-ballot Hall of Famer beloved by Boston Red Sox fans who once played for millions under the bright Fenway lights. Now, he finds himself haunted by his own history, searching for connection in a world that's alienated the true person behind his celebrity facade. He'll step back into the spotlight once more with a very risky Cooperstown acceptance speech that has the power to change everything--except the darkness in his past. Horace Mueller is a different type altogether--working in darkness at a museum blacksmith shop and living in a rundown farmhouse on the outskirts of Cooperstown, New York. He clings to an anachronistic lifestyle, fueled by nostalgia for simpler times and a rebellion against the sport-celebrity lifestyle of Cooperstown, struggling to bring his baseball prodigy son to his side. Gods of Wood and Stone is the story of these two men--framed by the lens of baseball, a timeless, but strikingly singular tale of the responsibilities of manhood and the pitfalls of glory in a painful and exhilarating novel that's distinctly American
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Di Ionno, Mark
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.I114
LC item number
G63 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Blacksmiths
  • Baseball players
  • Cooperstown (N.Y.)
Label
Gods of wood and stone, by Mark Di Ionno
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987909589
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781501178900
Lccn
2017020852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987909589
Label
Gods of wood and stone, by Mark Di Ionno
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987909589
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781501178900
Lccn
2017020852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987909589

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