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A Gentleman\'s Game

A Gentleman's Game

(2001)
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With a soaring, lyrical prose that grips you from the first page and never lets you go, first-time novelist Tom Coyne brings to life an unforgettable story of a young man and the game he loves that is like no other -- A Gentleman's Game. It is the summer of 1985, and on the shaded fairways and immaculate greens of exclusive Fox Chase Country Club in suburban Delaware, Timmy Price is a young man whose mastery of the game of golf inspires awe among the adult membership and envy among his peers. Under the tutelage of the enigmatic guru Foster Pearse, he is beginning to develop a complete game that will soon make him Junior Champion of the state and draw the attention of college recruiters. But when his self-made father forces Timmy to become a caddy at the club to teach him a lesson in humility, he is thrown into the hardscrabble world of the behind-the-scenes workers who make the game possible. The motley crew of loopers who inhabit the caddy hole introduce him to the other side of the game he loves. There is the braggart lothario Position A, who boasts of his sexual conquests of the member's wives; Jeffrey, the heroin-addicted misfit from West Philly; and above all there is Jamie Byrne, the secretive teenager from the wrong side of town who has lost his thumbs in a mysterious accident and quickly becomes Timmy's closest confidant. And when Jamie abruptly stops showing up at the caddy hole, it begins a series of events that will force Timmy to confront the dark secret that hides behind the community of Fox Chase. Lush with beautifully rendered scenes and unforgettable characters, A Gentleman's Game is more than a coming-of-age story. It is a story of fathers and sons, of class and the pressure to succeed in an era of envy, and of the timeless passion for a beguiling and bedeviling game.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: A Gentleman's Game: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Coyne
ISBN: 0-87113-791-7 / 978-0-87113-791-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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July 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: A Gentleman's Game
Author(s): Tom Coyne
ISBN: 1-903809-05-3 / 978-1-903809-05-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: A Gentleman's Game
Author(s): Tom Coyne
ISBN: 1-903809-57-6 / 978-1-903809-57-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: A Gentleman's Game: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Coyne
ISBN: 0-8021-3890-X / 978-0-8021-3890-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: A Gentleman's Game
Author(s): Tom Coyne
ISBN: 0-06-620996-X / 978-0-06-620996-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
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Audio Editions

May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Gentleman's Game, A
Author(s): Tom Coyne
ISBN: 0-694-52522-7 / 978-0-694-52522-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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