The Back Nine

The Back Nine

Book - 2007
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Golf: it's that simple, and that bedeviling, and that's what it comes down to when Charlie McLeodhaving fled unspecified disaster back Eastturns up at a golf club near San Francisco and is entranced again by a game that had defined him until, years ago, he had to give it up. Now he begins caddying, a job that respects every privacy and motivation, while wrestling with those things that had exiled him not only from the sport but from life itself. In the profane, reassuring yet competitive world of the caddy shack, lost souls jostle for position, sometimes among well-heeled members, men whose passion for golf is often perverted by their own frustrations. What they revere in common, though, is the player whose mastery defies all understandingand in this role Charlie will either find a new start or shatter everything once more. A story of love, challenge, and redemption, a thrilling debut and an immediate classic of golf writing.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307265364
Characteristics: 245 p.; 22 cm.

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