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The Essential W. P. Kinsella

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball's greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired.

In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia.

Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the "real" story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic.

Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.

Genre: Fantasy

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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Essential W. P. Kinsella
Author(s): W P Kinsella
ISBN: 1-61696-187-2 / 978-1-61696-187-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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