At Westish College, a small school on the shore of LakeMichigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for bigleague stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously offcourse, the fates of five people are upended.
Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future.College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallenunexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gayroommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair.Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's bestfriend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of hisown. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westishafter escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a newlife.
As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these fiveare forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets.In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another findtheir true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filledwith the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is anexpansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, aboutfamily and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneselfand to others.
《The Art of Fielding》作者 Chad Harbach 简介：
Chad Harbach grew up in Wisconsin, and graduated from Harvard in1997. He was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia,where he received an MFA in Fiction in 2004. He is currently aco-editor of n+1, which he cofounded, and lives inVirginia.