The Throwback Special - Chris Bachelder

A really fresh and original story, The Throwback Special tells the tale of a group of men who meet up once a year to reenact the fateful 1985 football play that ended the career of the Redskins’ Joe Theisman. On that play, New York Giant linebacker Lawrence Taylor sacked Theisman, brutally snapping the QB’s leg in front of a national TV audience. As the men spend their weekend choosing roles and readying their equipment, they reveal their fears and insecurities, catching up with one another since their last reenactment. Readers who liked Billy Lynn’s Last Halftime Walk, will warm to this wise, warm, and often hilarious novel. 

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ISBN: 9780393353785
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017