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The Throwback Special

The Throwback Special

(2016)
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The Throwback Special is the story of 22 ordinary guys who gather each fall to reenact what ESPN has called "the most shocking play in NFL history": the November 1985 play in which Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. (The play was known by the Redskins as "the Throwback Special".) Over the course of a weekend, we follow the men as they choose roles; spend a long night of the soul revealing their secret hopes, fears, and passions as they prepare for the game; and finally enact their strange and yet oh, so American ritual for what may be the last time.

With his trademark "microfine sense of humor and tragic sense of history" (Michael Chabon), Chris Bachelder fills his moving and very funny tale with pitch-perfect observations about manhood, marriage, and middle age.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Throwback Special: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bachelder
ISBN: 0-393-24946-8 / 978-0-393-24946-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Throwback Special: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bachelder
ISBN: 0-393-35378-8 / 978-0-393-35378-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Throwback Special
Author(s): Chris Bachelder
ISBN: 1-68168-004-1 / 978-1-68168-004-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Throwback Special
Author(s): Chris Bachelder
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Throwback Special: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Bachelder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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