Item description for Mr. Irrelevant by Jerry Marshall...
Sports writer Paul Tenkiller and pro-football player Chesty Hake have been roommates for eight seasons. Paul's Choctaw background of poverty and his gambling on sports, and Hake's dark memories of his mother being killed are the forces which will make their friendship go horribly wrong.
Chesty Hake, the last man chosen in the draft, has been dubbed Mr. Irrelevant. By every yardstick, he should not be playing pro football. But because of his heart and high threshold for pain, he preservers.
Paul Tenkiller has been on a gravy train. Gleaning information vital to gambling on football, his relationship with Hake is at once loyal and deceitful.
Then during his eighth and final season, Hake slides into paranoia and Tenkiller is caught up in the dilemma. Paul is behind the curve, and events spiral out of his control, until the bloody end comes in murder and betrayal.
Football will never be viewed the same again.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.29" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Publisher Durban House Publishing
ISBN 1930754035 ISBN13 9781930754034
Availability 0 units.
More About Jerry Marshall
Marshall is a former sports writer for the St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mr. Irrelevant?
Inside the NFL (Missouri style) Feb 26, 2001
This book is a good look at the NFL, and features lots of good geographical setting details about Kansas City and Saint Louis. The development of the story is predictable, but enjoyable.
What >IS NOT< enjoyable is the type setting and proof reading. I have never read >ANY< commercially published book so poorly executed.
Read it, anyway, if you like football.
A great read that surprises you several times Jan 9, 2001
A story that is strange at times, a bit disjointed and is obviously the writer's first work at pulling a group of sub-plots together. It is one of those you put down intending not to go back. Then, you keep thinking about what and where and you go back to see what happens. If you do that enough times you get to a very surprising ending. All in all it is not a great work but is a fun read, especially if you like football and antiques. It would make quite a movie.