Good and Balanced

Stories about Sports from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

Title Details

Pages: 236

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 03/01/2020

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5765-2

List Price: $24.95

Good and Balanced

Stories about Sports from the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Edited by Ethan Laughman

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Set on the field of play, or maybe just its memory, these stories of the sporting life range beyond the expected to include such pursuits as yoga, billiards, horse racing, cards, and boxing. Here, even iconic sports like football, basketball, and baseball get a fresh take through stories that might feature a losing coach, a woman hoopster, or a groundskeeper (rather than a star player). Whether front-and-center as a story's driving force or as a backdrop for other concerns, the skill, cunning, and aggression on display here are familiar to all of us-as players, willing or not, in all manner of contests.

Robert Abel

Gail Galloway Adams

Tony Ardizzone

Francois Camoin

Philip F. Deaver

Lisa Graley

Tom Kealey

Peter LaSalle

Peter Meinke

Andy Plattner

Frank Soos

Darrell Spencer

About the Author/Editor

ETHAN LAUGHMAN is a recruitment, marketing, and communications specialist at the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design. Among the few who have read every Flannery O'Connor Award-winning volume, he has collaborated closely with the series' authors in compiling these new anthologies.