Moving in Stereo
by Tom Trondson
It's 1996 and enigmatic tennis professional Richard Blanco is enjoying a late-career run, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals. What no one knows is that he's hearing voices again. It won't be long before the ghost of punk rocker Luke Scream starts whispering dark nothings in his ear.
Over the summer, Blanco hopscotches the circuit from Los Angeles to the tennis academy where he's trained since childhood, but his brilliant play will be overshadowed by the escalating chatter in his head. By turns hilarious and dark, Moving in Stereo is a vivid portrayal of an athlete eyeing the end of his career while seeking the dignity that would make his dead father proud.
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". . .Tom Trondson's deep knowledge of professional tennis brings to life the story of a talented but dangerously troubled bad boy. . . " —Nick Bollettieri, Internationally renowned American tennis coach and developer of the world's first tennis academy.
"Trondson has given us. . . a caddish libertine and a haunted searcher who might be careening toward some sort of enlightment." —Dylan Hicks, Author of Amateurs and Boarded Windows
"A throwback '90s tale with a compellingly dysfunctional, tennis-playing protagonist." —Kirkus Reviews
"The advice often given to aspiring authors is to write what they know. Clearly, this is the case with novelist Tom Trondson, who is able to adeptly and expertly draw upon his own personal experiences and expertise with the sport of tennis to craft a truly original and inherently fascinating set of characters—then cleverly embed them into a series of unexpected plot twists and turns that will keep the reader's raptly entertained attention from the first page to the last. A deftly crafted and impressively original novel that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself is finished and set back on the shelf, Moving in Stereo is especially and unreservedly recommended for community library sports themed fiction." —Midwest Book Review
"You don't have to know a tennis racket from a fishing pole to enjoy this lively, funny, scary first novel. . ." —Mary Ann Grossman, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Tom Trondson has taught tennis all over the world, including the famed Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. A native of Minnesota, he holds graduate degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College and Hamline Unvieristy's MFA program. Moving in Stereo is his debut novel.
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- Publisher Calumet Editions, LLC.
- Publication Date December 2020
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9781950743377 / 1950743373
- Publication Country or regionUnited States
- Primary Price 16.99 USD
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleEnglish
- Original Language AuthorsEnglish
- Copyright Year2020
- Page size6 X 0.5 X 9 Inches (6 X 9) inches
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