The Universal Baseball Association by Robert Coover
J. Henry Waugh immerses himself in his fantasy baseball league every night after work. As owner of every team in the league, Henry is flush with pride in a young rookie who is pitching a perfect game. When the pitcher completes the miracle game, Henry's life lights up. But then the rookie is killed by a freak accident, and this"death" affects Henry's life in ways unimaginable. In a blackly comic novel that takes the reader between the real world and fantasy, Robert Coover delves into the notions of chance and power.
The 1953rd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 90th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)