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Pafko at the Wall

Pafko at the Wall

(2001)
A Novella by

 
"There's a long drive.
It's gonna be.
I believe.
The Giants win the pennant.
The Giants win the pennant.
The Giants win the pennant.
The Giants win the pennant."

-- Russ Hodges, October 3, 1951


On the fiftieth anniversary of "The Shot Heard Round the World," Don DeLillo reassembles in fiction the larger-than-life characters who on October 3, 1951, witnessed Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Jackie Gleason is razzing Toots Shor in Leo Durocher's box seats; J. Edgar Hoover, basking in Sinatra's celebrity, is about to be told that the Russians have tested an atomic bomb; and Russ Hodges, raw-throated and excitable, announces the game -- the Giants and the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds in New York. DeLillo's transcendent account of one of the iconic events of the twentieth century is a masterpiece of American sportswriting.

 
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Hardback Editions

1997 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Pafko at the Wall: A Novella
Author(s): Don DeLillo
ISBN: 0-7432-3000-0 / 978-0-7432-3000-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Pafko at the Wall: A Novella
Author(s): Don DeLillo
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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