A Sport and a Pastime A Novel

James Salter; Introduction by Reynolds Price

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374530505

9780374530501

Trade Paperback

200 Pages

$14.00

CAD16.00

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"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price describes this classic novel from American writer James Salter. Salter chronicles a love affair between a young shopgirl and an American college dropout against the backdrop of provincial France. The narrator's cool distillation of events—real or imagined—makes the book both lyrical and tightly, dangerously pitched.

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James Salter was born in New Jersey in 1926 and is the author of The Hunters, The Arm of Flesh, Solo Faces, Light Years, Dusk and Other Stories, and a memoir, Burning the Days. He lives in Aspen, Colorado, and Long Island, New York.
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  • James Salter; Introduction by Reynolds Price

  • James Salter was born in New Jersey in 1926 and is the author of The Hunters, The Arm of Flesh, Solo Faces, Light Years, Dusk and Other Stories (winner of the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award), and a memoir, Burning the Days. He lives in Aspen, Colorado, and Long Island, New York.
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