Charles Holdefer
“A minor-league ball player tries to find
peace and the pastoral life as a
school-
teacher, but gets a rude awakening when
confronted by meth heads, kids with serious
bullying issues, and industrial pork farms.
After starting an affair with the mother of one
of his students, he winds up in a world of
trouble he never could have imagined.
Holdefer, author of the superb psycho-
drama
The Contractor (2007), about an
interrogator at a top-secret prison, turns
here to something very different, writing with
casual humor and a real feel for expressing
emotion that make the novel thoroughly
readable and the characters immediately
sympathetic.
Holdefer gives us reason to
rethink what a simple life looks like.”


                               
—Booklist


“Holdefer’s satisfying, at times funny novel
describes a maturing pro athlete’s often
bumpy transition from youthful dreams to
mainstream American life.”
                            
                               
—Publishers  
                                        Weekly








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