Item description for Gods of the Andes by Jack Zimmerman...
South Side of Chicago, Summer '59... Stoller Parkwar needs a miracle Estelle Schuller teaches no-talent piano students. Bimmey O'Brien steals dogs for money. Fred Mueller mopes over a failed Juilliard audition. Fred's father wants to run away to the Andes. Fred's mother would like to see him go. But the White Sox are about to clinch the American League Pennant, and Bimmey's unmarried sister inspires a betting scheme that changes everything.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2006
Publisher New Leaf Books
ISBN 1930076045 ISBN13 9781930076044
Availability 76 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 07:52.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Gods of the Andes?
A one-of-a-kind slice-of-life tale turned grandiose. Mar 6, 2007
Written by Southwest Chicago native Jack Zimmerman, and set in his home town during the summer of '59, Gods of the Andes is a novel about ordinary, borderline destitute people struggling to get by in their daily lives - and a masterful betting scheme concerning baseball's White Sox, who are poised to seize the American League Pennant. A colorful novel of dreams tantalizingly out-of-reach pervading a neighborhood, and the willingness to risk all in hope of fantastic payoff, Gods of the Andes comes alive with vibrant impressions, boisterous dialogue, and the urgency of desperate hope that threatens when one's life is barely a step away from being penniless on the streets. A one-of-a-kind slice-of-life tale turned grandiose.
Great for White Sox Fans! Jan 10, 2007
I really liked the way the book covered many different people in many different occupations and in various stages of their lives. It had a predictable ending, but the ending is really what you had hoped it would end like, so I ended up pleased with the overall experiehce. I had a lot to relate to with the location and story period of the book, so I probably enjoyed it more than the average person would enjoy it.
A fascinating, all-around FABULOUS read! Sep 19, 2006
Each character in this novel is so incredibly well-developed that you won't want to say goodbye when the book ends! If you love Chicago, or baseball, or the 1950's or a just a great, solid read, you'll love this book. I can't wait for my wife to finish reading it so I can read it again! I've already ordered extra copies for Christmas presents!