They were an odd couple, Howie and Jay. Howie, an aging failure at the game of baseball until he became the manager of the Cleveland Indians. And Jay Alcazar, a home run slugger with giant gifts. For Howie Traveler his career depends on only one thing: how he manages and gets along with Jay Alcazar.
No crisis on the field fazes Jay and no woman off the field ever rejects him. Until, that is, one night at the hotel when Howie sees something at Jay s door he wished he hadn't.
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"Deford tackles timely and provocative issues without flinching." - PW.
"Deford creates two fascinating characters in Traveler and Alcazar, but the pivotal rape crisis seems contrived and is resolved very oddly. Deford has done much better, but expect interest based on his reputation." - Booklist.
". The outcomes of the many subplots will generate surprise, delight, and disappointment and will sharply divide the members of any reading club--as one would expect with a story that is so true to life." - Library Journal.
"A decent book enhanced by Deford's great, conversational writing style. " - Kirkus.
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Deford is a sportswriter, screenwriter and author of titles including Alex: The Life of a Child.
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