Balls: a novel
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,
BALLS is the story of a college football coach, his rise, his fall, and his fallback position. You could say BALLS is the story of a coach's kick-off, his first, second, and third downs . . . and his punt. But BALLS is a coach's story that belongs to the coach's wife. To her, and to his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, his assistants' wives, his players' mothers and girlfriends, and even his players' grandmothers. It's the women standing behind this handsome football hero who tell the story behind the headlines of Mac Gibbs, Birmingham University coach Catfish Bomar's star quarterback, who married Dixie Carraway, the beautiful homecoming queen. Set in Alabama, home state of the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, BALLS is told by fifteen women and one little girl touched by Mac Gibbs's fall from fame as a college quarterback to infamy as head coach of the Birmingham University Black Bears. It's told in those women's voices, from their seats in the stands. They watch the other women, worry when players are slow to get up off the ground, pray when players are carried off on stretchers. They don't care much for the "science" of the game--or its brutality. They see football as it really is--sexy, dirty, sweaty, painful, empowering, corrupt. The story they tell is often funny and not always pretty, as the view from deep inside rarely is. This is a novel that moves with the force of a fourth down charge, and shimmers with the tears of the women waiting outside the locker-room door when the game is lost. The author, twice a head coach's wife, knows whereof she writes so brilliantly. She also knows a lot about love. And BALLS is, above all, a love story.
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|Grouping Author||kincaid nanci|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-10 01:06:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-15 04:18:50AM|
|display_description||Balls is the story of the rise and fall of a Southern college football coach-told by his wife and the many other women in his orbit, from his mother, mother-in-law, and daughter to the girlfriends and grandmothers who watch from the sidelines, cheering, worrying, and praying when the players are carried off on stretchers. It's the women standing behind this handsome football hero who tell the story of Mac Gibbs, star quarterback, who married the beautiful homecoming queen, Dixie Carraway. Set in the home state of the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, the novel relates the tale of Mac's fame as a college player-and eventual infamy as head coach of the Birmingham University Black Bears. They don't care much for the "science" of the game-or its brutality. They see football as it really is: sexy, dirty, sweaty, painful, empowering, corrupt. The story they tell is often funny-and not always pretty.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT12177844|eBook|eBook||English|Workman Publishing,|1998.|1 online resource, ils:.b11328514|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,||396 pages ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Birmingham (Ala.) -- Fiction, Coaches' spouses -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Football coaches -- Alabama -- Fiction, Football coaches -- Fiction, Husband and wife -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction|
|title_full||Balls / a novel by Nanci Kincaid, Balls : a novel [electronic resource] Kincaid, Nanci.|
|topic_facet||Coaches' spouses, Electronic books, Football coaches, Husband and wife, Marriage|