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Spikes by Michael Griffith
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Contains some hilarious scenes. A great read, particularly if you like golf. ( )
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I've just ducked through the canvas flap of the scorer's tent, on my way out.
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At 26, Brian Schwan is washed up. Four years hacking away on third-rate golf courses across the South have produced a grand total of $19,000 in earnings, zero wins, and a string of spectacular tournament flame-outs. He's just shot a horrendous opening round, his wife wants him to come home and start a family, and even his father, who dreamed of seeing his son a star golfer, seems to have given up on his game. Critically acclaimed on its hardcover publication, Spikes is a sharply observed novel about the obscurity of our motivations, our capacity for self-delusion, and the surprising, unexpected possibilities for grace. While Spikes has some of the best writing on golf ever penned, the struggles of a character coming to grips with his own failings will hit a nerve with all readers, golfers and non-golfers alike.… (more)

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2 editions of this book were published by Arcade Publishing.

Editions: 1611454379, 1611452287

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