Henry Wiggen, hero of The Southpaw and the best-known fictional baseball player in America, is back again, throwing a baseball ``with his arm and his brain and his memory and his bluff for the sake of his pocket and his family.`` More than a novel about baseball, Bang the Drum Slowly is about the fr..
``The architecture of this first novel is faultlessly conceived; the construction of the storytelling is meticulously crafted. Hardcastle has an abiding sympathy for the neglected rural poor.``--John Irving, author of The Cider House Rules`` Debris] has its own strong voice . . . smoothly connected ..
Eddie Hertz is a 12-year-old genius who patrols the streets of Nirvana, hoping to foil the schemes of the evil Mephisto. Being small for his age, Eddie relies on a Batman-style gadgets belt and acrobatic skills as well as street smarts and ingenuity. Eddie has a dream, to become like Damocles, Nirva..