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by Paul Hemphill

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The book was described by The New York Times as being "generally regarded as one of the best books on country music ever written"  . His 1973 novel about a minor league baseball team, Long Gone, was adapted as a 1987 movie on HBO starring Virginia Madsen and William L. Petersen

and Hemphill makes it all come to life, believably and memorably.

and Hemphill makes it all come to life, believably and memorably.

Going Down Fast, 1969. Dance the Eagle to Sleep, 1970. The survivors have written their own books. reflection she was no longer seeing, thinking how that setup was a symbol of the way she had had to pursue her work in a corner while living with Oscar. and those who perished are too many and too hungry. Everything had been subordinated to him at all times.

Long Gone is a tremendous novel, and Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today. -Dennis Lehane, author of Moonlight Mile. Echoing the intensity of Harlan Coben’s Tell No One and the psychological depth of Laura Lippman’s What the Dead Know, Alafair Burke’s first stand-alone novel catapults her into the top ranks of modern suspense.

Paul Hemphill was one of the great unsung writers of the American South

Paul Hemphill was one of the great unsung writers of the American South. Here he celebrates the heyday of Birmingham's minor league team, the Barons. His first book, The Nashville Sound, remains one of the great books ever written about country music, and his baseball novel, Long Gone, later made into a fun and now overlooked movie (it was shown on HBO the year before Bull Durham came out), is a treat. Leaving Birmingham: Notes of a Native Son, a memoir about coming of age in the South in the ‘50s and ‘60s is tough, honest, and moving.

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In newspaper columns, essays and novels, Mr. Hemphill wrote of the . Paul Hemphill in an undated photo. Hemphill wrote of the region’s blue-collar passions: stock-car racing, football and country music. In columns and books he wrote of the blue-collar South, sports and country music. Long Gone, about a fictional minor-league team called the Tampico Stogies, was made into an HBO movie in 1987 with William L. Petersen as Stud Cantrell and Virginia Madsen as Dixie Lee Boxx. Mr. Hemphill returned to country music in 2005 with Lovesick Blues, a succinct, heartfelt biography of Hank Williams.

A story with a heart of gold about love and the loss of innocence at the bottom of the most minor league in baseball―the class D Alabama-Florida League in the 1950s, with a sour old maverick manager, a yearning teenage second baseman, and a black catcher masquerading as a Venezuelan. "A first-rate novel.”―Newsweek. "A sharp, unsentimental portrait of the minor league life...and Hemphill makes it all come to life, believably and memorably.”―Sports Illustrated. "So good, so true, so funny...”―New York Times Book Review.

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Wonderful story and must if you like old baseball stories. The movie and book are both equally good. Anyone interested in reading about classic characters, this is a good choice.
Paul Hemphill has a clean and lean writing style, as well as a gift for telling a tale. Based on the strength of "The Nashville Sound," his chronicle of how country music is crafted, packaged and played, I looked forward to reading this story of a snake-bitten manager of minor league baseball team in the Florida panhandle.

The characters are vivid, the plot is strong, and the pace is brisk. But, for all that, there is not much to fulfill the reader. Baseball is the purest form of play in America, and from it, we can discover many lessons about the transcendent things in life. Hemphill fails to convey any of that; as a result, the story is just a set-piece. Or, if you like, a colorful slice of life. The protagonists (such as they are) are certainly flawed, but fail to redeem themselves for all the bad things they do. Nobody emerges any better or wiser then what they were when we meet them at the beginning of the book. There is no honor among the Graceville Oilers.

And that's disappointing. One can easily contrast "Long Gone" with other justly-acclaimed baseball stories. In Shaara's "For Love of the Game," the pitcher struggles against his failing body and slackening skills to do one last great thing for his team. Malamud's neo-Greek tragedy "The Natural" has Roy Hobbs taking the payoff from the Judge, which brings shame and forfeits his heroic standing in the city. The pitcher in Harris's "Bang the Drum Slowly" honors his dying catcher by telling his teammates to treat him according to normal baseball code. All of the books cited above constitute the apex of baseball fiction. Hemphill chose not to go down this path and the result is something that misses the mark.
i came across this gem shortly after if came out and just loved it. Growing up in Panama City, Florida and going to the PC Flyers games, I knew immediately that he had the era and flavor down pat. Some really funny antics by all of the characters. I sent it a friend who played in the league and he liked it even more than I did. I had a lot of fun calling him when was Pres of a Life Insurance company and telling his secretary I was Stud Cantrell and wanted to speak with Fred. If you like well written take of of minor league baseball, you can't go wrong with this one.
Love and baseball in small town America of the 50s. Novels don't get any better than this. Great character development.
Long Gone: A Novel download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Paul Hemphill
ISBN: 1566634172
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (December 11, 2001)
Pages: 224 pages