An unforgettable novel about childhood, family, conflict and guilt, and how a lifetime of tragedy might finally be forgiven.
Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged.
Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them.
About the Author
John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, one collection of short stories, and three novels for young readers. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages and nine of his novels have been adapted into successful films, including The Client, The Firm and The Pelican Brief. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
Praise for CALICO JOE: 'There is much to admire here, from the flinty depiction of the father-son relationship to the vivid sporting action' John Dugdale, Sunday Times Culture 'Calico Joe is a typical virtuoso display of Grisham's natural story-telling skills. A superbly written book' Sunday Express 'An enjoyable, heartwarming read that's not just for baseball fans' USA Today
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd January 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1