Sunday, January 25

W. P. Kinsella

Wikipedia - "... In the field of baseball, [W.P.] Kinsella has written nearly 40 short stories and three novels. Shoeless Joe (1982), his first novel, blends fantasy and magical realism to tell the story of a poor Iowa farmer who, yielding to voices in his head, builds a baseball field in his corn field that attracts the spirits of the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy (1986), another book blending fantasy and magical realism, recounts an epic baseball game a minor league team played against the 1908 World's Champion Chicago Cubs. Box Socials (1991), an evocation of life in rural Alberta during the Great Depression and World War II, features a growing boy as its narrator and a purported local batting hero's hopes in facing a visiting major league pitcher 60 miles away in Edmonton."
Guide to Baseball Fiction: W. P. Kinsella
W. P. Kinsella
amazon: W. P. Kinsella
ESPN - Where it began: 'Shoeless Joe'