P&P Live!: Seventh Inning Stretch with Christopher Beha and Emily Nemens

Upcoming Event
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

P&P Live! presents Seventh Inning Stretch: Seventh Inning Stretch: Emily Nemens and Christopher Beha on publishing baseball novels during a suspended season.

Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball season, Christopher Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha’s characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making. 

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Humming with the energy of a ballpark before the first pitch, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League unravels the tightly connected web of people behind a seemingly linear game. Narrated by a sportscaster, Goodyear’s story is interspersed with tales of Michael Taylor, a batting coach trying to stay relevant; Tamara Rowland, a resourceful spring-training paramour, looking for one last catch; Herb Allison, a legendary sports agent grappling with his decline; and a plethora of other richly drawn characters, all striving to be seen as the season approaches. It’s a journey that, like the Arizona desert, brims with both possibility and destruction.

 

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Fiction & Poetry
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The Index of Self-Destructive Acts Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781947793828
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Tin House Books - May 5th, 2020

The Cactus League: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374117948
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 4th, 2020

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