Bucky F*cking Dent

Bucky F*cking Dent

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American novel, and spends the waning malaise-filled days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent. When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of his youth is living to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from a crew of neighborhood old-timers and the lovely Mariana--Marty's Nuyorican grief counselor--Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Sox winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of. David Duchovny's richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of '78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic novel demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers--that the long shots are the ones worth betting on."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2016
ISBN: 9780374110420
Branch Call Number: DUCHOVN
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Bucky fucking Dent

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Jun 06, 2019

Known primarily for his television and screen career, David's talent as an author is showcased with this story. Hilarious, heart warming and fun, the plot while not unique adds a baseball spin, which is anything but typical when used as a healing component. Characters and situations are fun and use of compassion in the face of difficulties is always welcome. In some ways it reminded me of "Tuesdays with Morrie", though much funnier. The healing of a relationship between father and son which often seems like a comedy team, the joy, connection and resolution of the relationship coupled with laugh-out-loud scenes makes this a story well worth reading! Enjoy!

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