"If you build it, he will come. " A novel about baseball, about love and the power of dreams to make people come alive. Basis for Academy Awards nominated motion picture "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Kostner and Ray Liotta.
Personally signed by W.P. Kinsella.
A very special leather-bound collectible for the baseball lover!
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. W.P. Kinsella "Shoeless Joe". Signed by the author. Signed Limited Edition. This is the signed leather bound heirloom edition of Bill Kinsella's brilliant novel "Shoeless Joe", the basis for Field of Dreams, possibly the greatest baseball movie ever made. Includes COA, Collector Notes, and an extra unattached bookplate. Very Fine. Sealed without any flaws.
“A moonlit novel about baseball, dreams, family, the land, and literature."—Sports Illustrated
About the book
Shoeless Joe is a 1982 magic realist novel by Canadian author W. P. Kinsella that was later adapted into the 1989 film Field of Dreams, which was nominated for three Academy Awards.
The novel was expanded from Kinsella's short story "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa", first published in his 1980 collection of the same name. Kinsella first developed the idea for the story while attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and decided to incorporate the stories he told about the Black Sox Scandal, imagining if Shoeless Joe Jackson came back to the same city Kinsella was living in, Iowa City.
W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, Field of Dreams. It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need.
FAQ: How do I know the signature is authentic?
Easton Press COA (certificate of authenticity) guarantees the signature to be authentic. The COA is also signed and dated by W.P. Kinsella along with a witness. You will get the COA that was originally included with this book.
About the author
William Patrick "W. P." Kinsella OC OBC (May 25, 1935 – September 16, 2016) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe (1982), which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. His work often concerned baseball, First Nations people, and Canadian culture.
He was the author of numerous works of fiction, including the best-selling Shoeless Joe, for which he won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, and eleven highly acclaimed short story collections.
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