Faithful: Two Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season

Hachette UK
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Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan, lifelong Boston Red Sox addicts, chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last dramatic game, in their dramatic World Series-winning season.

Who better to follow the fortunes of a 'cursed' team like the Boston Red Sox than two renowned horror writers and lifelong Red Sox addicts?

Red Sox fans have seen it all since 1918... except that elusive World Championship. The memory of 2003's devastating ALCS Game 7 loss and the anticipation of new ace Curt Schilling's impact made this season that much more compelling. Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan joined the rest of the Red Sox Nation to cheer on the Olde Town Team, with the eternal hope that this might be their year. On 27th October 2004, the Red Sox finally prevailed, taking an unassailable 4-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the best of seven World Series.

Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan's email correspondence about the dramatic and ultimately heartbreaking 2003 season inspired the idea for FAITHFUL, a book that records the Sox's 2004 baseball season from start to spectacular finish.

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About the author

Stewart O'Nan (Author)
Stewart O'Nan's novels include A PRAYER FOR THE DYING, and THE NIGHT COUNTRY, and Granta has named him one of the 20 Best Young American Novelists.

Stephen King (Author)
Stephen King is the author of more than 40 novels and 200 short stories. In 2003 he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, in Bangor, Maine.

Both authors live in Red Sox Nation.

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Publisher
Hachette UK
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Published on
Dec 30, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781780222899
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / Essays & Writings
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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