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The Man With Two Arms (Paperback)

Billy Lombardo

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ISBN 13: 9781590204368
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
3/29/11

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Danny Granville is taught as a child to throw perfectly with both arms. Under the strict tutelage of his baseball-obsessive dad, Danny skyrockets to the major leagues with his beloved Chicago Cubs, breaking records held for decades. But when a journalist hungry for a scoop discovers the Granvilles, the pressures of media and celebrity threaten to destroy the world that father and son have created. A baseball novel and much more, Billy Lombardo’s debut novel explores the ways in which we protect, betray, love, and change one another as we find our way through life.



Billy Lombardo directs the Community Service Program and teaches fiction at The Latin School of Chicago. His collection of short fiction, The Logic of a Rose, was the winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. This is his first novel. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.



Praise for The Man With Two Arms:


“The best baseball themed fiction so far this decade.” --Allen Barra


“Undoubtedly modern America’s finest literary tribute to the baseball since Bernard Malamud’s novel The Natural.... Lombardo’s one of a kind novel about a one of a kind ball player becomes as engrossing as a perfect game going into the late innings. If you’re in the stands, you don’t want to look away from the field, let alone leave the stadium early. Those who love to read about this great pastime will have the same feeling when reading about Denny Grenville, on and off the field. “ --Alan Cheuse, The Chicago Tribune and All Things Considered


“Lombardo writes with a naturalness that makes his street-smart surface wholly convincing, but the seeming effortlessness of his storytelling depends on a sophisticated sense of craft and a deep sense of empathy.” --Stuart Dybek

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