London: Vintage Books, 2002. Reprint. Paperback. NEW. 216 pp. Item #11723
A baseball player struggling with a god-given gift and human passions is given a second chance to become what he always dreamed he could be: the best there ever was.
This is a book about heroism - of sorts. Roy Hobbs has an immense natural gift for playing baseball. He could become one of the great ones of the game, a player unmatched in his time - a hero. But his first hard-won big chance ends violently, at the hands of a crazy girl, and then it is years before he gets another shot. At last, in a few short seasons, or never, he must achieve the towering reputation that he feels is his right.