The Cuban Prospect

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The Cuban Prospect

By Brian Shawver

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585673445, 275pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2003

No longer a candidate for baseball greatness himself if he ever was Dennis accepts the challenge of smuggling a hot left-handed pitcher out of Cuba in the hope that promoting the greatness of another will somehow confer a small, manageable portion of it on himself. A novel of last-ditch hopes, destiny's curve balls, and quiet redemption, The Cuban Prospect projects a vision at once humorous, harrowing, and affirming.

About the Author
<p><b>Brian Shawver</b> is the author of <i>The Cuban Prospect</i>. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers&#8217; Workshop. He teaches creative writing at Missouri State University.</p>