It's the summer of 1983, and Trent Days is Major League Baseball's rookie sensation. Since he was born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother, the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger, but a midseason collision at home plate temporarily halts his meteoric rise to the top.
Sent back to Austin to recuperate, Trent visits his favorite record store, Inner Sanctum, where he meets amiable law student Brendan Baxter. A skip in the vinyl of New Order's "Blue Monday" drives Trent back to Brendan, and their romance takes them into uncharted territory. As Trent's feelings move from casual to serious, he's faced with an impossible dilemma. Does he abandon any hope of a future with Brendan and return to the shadows and secrets of professional sports? Or does he embrace the possibility of real love and leave baseball behind him forever? As he struggles with his decision, Trent embarks on a journey of self-discovery to figure out who he really is and what matters most.
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didnt realise it was part of another story
yes, names and places need rethinking
though I didn't know it is part of 'the return' and 'the nothingness of ben'.. once I realised it was heading that way and who the characters are the story takes on another dimension ..
yes indeed, not wanting to spoil, but knowing their plans for the future can never be, puts a different slant on the story
I had to think about buying this book for a while. then decided to give it a try. at no point did I realise it is tied in with others.. when one character names a character from another book (Stanton Porter) I felt somewhat 'disappointed', why can authors not come up with new names.... (mr clune - the queen and the homo jock king).. then as it started to dawn on me that the character actually was part of the story I realised who the two main characters were, I realised I knew the ending.. it certainly puts a different slant on everything.. the characters, how they all fit, even the two unborn babies.. all in all a good story once I understood...