The Fireballer: A Novel

by Mark Stevens (Author)

A poignant story about hopes, dreams, and how far one mans talent takes him before he realizes its about what you do—and how you do it.Frank Ryder is unstoppable on the baseball field—his pitches arrive faster than a batter can swing, giving his opponents no chance. Hes being heralded as a game-changing pitcher.But within the maelstrom of press, adulation, and wild speculation, Frank is a man alone. Haunted by a tragic incident from years past, he yearns to be the best but cannot reconcile the guilt he carries with the man everyone believes him to be. Franks path to redemption leads him on a journey back to where his life changed forever, to visit his family, his high school coach, and his brother. Through reconnection and reconciliation with those also deeply affected by the devastating event of Franks youth, he finds peace and his place in the world both in and outside the game.The Fireballer is a lyrical, moving story of undeniable talent and the life-changing power of forgiveness and a subtly romantic ode to Americas favorite pastime.

Pages: 400

Language: English

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