Beach Reads: “The Throwback Special”

“The Throwback Special” by Chris Bachelder

Literary Fiction/Sports
Publication Date: March 14, 2016

It’s a cliché that bears deeper exploration: Men, socialized as they are to be tough, have a hard time connecting with their friends on an emotional level. Unless, of course, there’s an activity involved; a spectacle to be commented on quantitatively, if haughtily. That’s where football comes in. Bachelder’s novel doesn’t dismiss the stereotype, but embraces the heart of it — that the poetic eccentricities of football can unify a group of otherwise dissimilar friends.

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