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No Blood, No Foul: A Novelby Charley Rosen
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Charley] Rosen works from inside the heads of each of his characters, who bring to life such darker elements of the time as McCarthyism, the Korean War and racial tension. No special knowledge of the game is required to appreciate this very engaging novel. . . . Even readers who are not basketball fans will have a hard time putting it down before the final buzzer.--Publishers Weekly, on Barney Polan's Game
Jason Lewis is a star college basketball player just back from World War II. He's a hero, missing two fingers on his shooting hand. He can't play any longer, so he makes the ultimate ballplayer's sacrifice: He becomes a referee. Set in postwar New York during the founding of what will eventually be the NBA, No Blood, No Foul is the story of a man who must come to terms with a debilitating injury and chase after dreams of perfection in a decidedly imperfect world. Charley Rosen gives us not only a lovingly faithful insider's look at the game of basketball, but a passionate story about what it means to face life in post-atomic America.
Charley Rosen, the co-author with Phil Jackson of Maverick (1975) and More Than a Game (2001), is a former player, coach of several Continental Basketball Association (CBA) teams, and a noted sportswriter and novelist. Rosen is currently the chief NBA columnist for Foxsports.com. His other Seven Stories Press titles include The House of Moses All-Stars, Barney Polan's Game, The Cockroach Basketball League, and The Wizard of Odds.
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