Doubles

A Novel
Product Number: EB00647313
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781582436715
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Description

A tennis pro tries to escape the shambles of his life and recapture his glory days: "Brown may be the John Updike for a new generation" (Library Journal, starred review). Slow Smith is in a slump. He's a professional tennis player stuck in his hometown, serving to an empty court. His wife is in a coma and he's afraid he's to blame. Left behind are her Polaroids, obsessive daily records of their life together. Meanwhile Kaz, Slow's lifelong doubles partner, is traveling the world, playing with someone new. Then one afternoon his old coach Manny appears in a dumpy Fiat convertible and persuades Slow to get in. When they return to Forest Hills-the site of a six-year winning streak-they reunite with old friends, who call up long-buried desires and reveal a secret that threatens to destroy Slow's marriage-as well as his friendship with Kaz. "Part Irving, part Russo, Doubles is wacky, yet sharp, and ultimately, a moving riff on the many shapes of love." -Elisabeth Robinson, author of The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters "That rare sports novel with big heart and wide appeal." -Publishers Weekly

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Author(s): Nic Brown
Original Publish Date: May 25, 2010

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