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A former star hurler for John McGraw's brawling Giants, Luther "Dummy" Taylor was also one of Major League Baseball's first deaf players. Havana Heat follows Taylor's life and fortunes when, after a strong season in the bushes in 1911, he comes to believe that he has one last shot at returning to his old dream.

He works his thirty-six-year-old arm into shape by pitching to his brother in the evenings and, after wrestling with the decision to leave his wife to pursue his dream, becomes determined to hunt down McGraw and ask for another chance.

Allowed to accompany the Giants on a barnstorming trip to Cuba, Taylor gets far more than he has bargained for as he faces the renowned Havana teams and a profound challenge thrust upon him by a deaf Cuban youngster. During quieter moments in the trip's turbulent course, Taylor takes a long look at his career, his marriage, and his life. As he meets unexpected trials on the island, Taylor gains insight into what he can still offer the world besides his pitching arm.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Havana Heat: A Novel
Author(s): Darryl Brock
ISBN: 1-892129-23-X / 978-1-892129-23-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Total/Sports Illustrated
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Havana Heat: A Novel
Author(s): Darryl Brock
ISBN: 0-8032-3589-5 / 978-0-8032-3589-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Havana Heat: A Novel
Author(s): Darryl Brock
ISBN: 0-452-28233-0 / 978-0-452-28233-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

December 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Havana Heat
Author(s): Darryl Brock
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Havana Heat
Author(s): Darryl Brock
ISBN: 0-7861-9532-0 / 978-0-7861-9532-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Havana Heat: Library Edition
Author(s): Darryl Brock
ISBN: 0-7861-2192-0 / 978-0-7861-2192-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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