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The Art of Fielding - A Novel

Chad Harbach

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holter Graham

Length:

17h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

18:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:43


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

13:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

17:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

12:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

15:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

13:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

15:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

11:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

45:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

19:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

12:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

15:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:34