The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder

The book is a humorous and poignant examination of middle-aged masculinity, ritual, and nostalgia, centered around a group of men who annually reenact one of the most infamous plays in American football history, the 1985 Joe Theismann leg injury. Over the course of a weekend, these men gather to perform the ritual and in the process, delve into their personal lives, revealing their insecurities, failures, and struggles. Through the meticulous reenactment and the interactions among the characters, the novel explores themes of aging, friendship, and the longing for significance in the face of inevitable decline.

The 11027th greatest book of all time


Published
2016
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
213
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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