The Opposite Field: Story


The Opposite Field is a father-son story and a baseball story, framed by the four darkly comical years I spent reviving a broke-down Little League in the immigrant suburb of Monterey Park, California. 

In the words of my book jacket, it is also "a story of the losing and finding of self, of sex and love and fatherhood and the joy of language, of death and failure and heartbreak, of Los Angeles and Portland and Nicaragua and Mexico and the shifting sands of place and meaning that can make up a culture, or a community, or a home." 

Crown Publishing, 2009.