Sweet Lightning

Sweet Lightning

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With all the bittersweet charm of a bygone era, when baseball was the national religion and the Yankees an indomitable juggernaut, this uplifting fantasy novel pulls back the curtain on an amazingly improbable team of heroes, Pittsburgh's own Pirates. It is 1956, and despite what history tells us, the legendary subway series between Mickey Mantle's New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers never really happened. A mysterious stranger has arrived in town, and his magical intervention causes the Pirates to soar. But both heaven and hell have a stake in this season, and as the Pirates finally face the Yankees, the team and their star player are faced with challenges and consequences beyond anything they could have imagined. In Sweet Lightning, passion, political paranoia, integration, the struggle for a living wage, and a shot at the World Series merge with the pure transcendence at the heart of America's pastime. Here's the incredible story of a miraculous year, told by a passionate Pittsburgh Pirates fan and America's foremost fantasist, Peter S. Beagle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9mm | 226.8g
  • English
  • 1892391562
  • 9781892391568

About Peter S Beagle

Peter S. Beagle is author of the beloved fantasy classics The Last Unicorn, A Fine and Private Place, and The Line Between. He is the recipient of the Mythopoeic and Locus Awards, France's Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, and the 2006 Hugo Award for "Two Hearts." Beagle's new young adult novel, I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons, will be published by Viking in May of 2007. He lives in Oakland, California.
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