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A Sport and a Pastime

A Novel

James Salter; Introduction by Reynolds Price

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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, and a memoir, Burning the Days. He lives in Aspen, Colorado, and Long Island, New York.
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A Sport and a Pastime

A Novel

James Salter; Introduction by Reynolds Price

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