The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Signed first edition, first printing
Author: Chad Harbach
ISBN 13: 9780007374441

The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach

The star of Westish College baseball team Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom.  That is until a routine throw goes disastrously wrong, badly injuring a teammate and upending the fates of five people.

Crippled by self-doubt after his throw threatens to ruin his roommate Owen’s career, Henry’s own future starts to slip away; Mike Schwartz, the team captain and Henry’s best friend, watches his dreams fade as he realizes he has shaped Henry’s career at the expense of his own; college president Guert Affenlight, a widower and long-time bachelor, begins a dangerous and unexpected affair just as his daughter, Pella, returns to Westish to escape an ill-fated marriage and start over.

As their final year together draws closer to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, fears and anxieties; forge new bonds and help one and other face different and uncertain futures.

Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warm-hearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment – to oneself and to others.

Bibliographic Data
Title : The Art of Fielding
Author : Chad Harbach
Book Features
Edition / printing : First edition / First printing
Book features : Black endpapers
Overall condition : Fine / Very fine - light pushing to spine ends
Signed : Yes, on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher : HarperCollins
Imprint : Fourth Estate
Awards and prizes : Shortlisted for the 2012 Guardian First Book award
Publication date : 05 January 2012
Printed by : Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 : 9780007374441
ISBN 10 : 0007374445
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 512
H x W x D : 242 x 162 x 45mm
Design Credits
Jacket image : Dana Tanamachi

Collectors Notes

  • Chad Harbach’s debut novel has gained a great deal of critical acclaim since publication.  As such, it’s widely tipped to be a major literary prize contender.
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