The Longest Walk:Gods and Prophets


作者:Kirt Grossman (Kirk Marty)[作]


出版社:Strategic Book Group

出版地:Durham, Conn



The Longest Walk takes the reader into every baseball fan’s ultimate fantasy: seeing the greatest players who ever lived play together when it really counts.

What if a Babe Ruth homerun could save a kid’s life? This question and others are answered when Don Ogilvie, a fifty-something boozy minor league hitting coach, makes a deal with Death.

He bargains to trade his life for that of his best friend, Roberto, a terminally ill seven-year-old. But first, the alcoholic coach must win the really big one. Ogilvie’s “challenge” is to manage a team of dead Hall of Famers against a powerful squad fielded by Death Personified and captained by the bitter and bigoted Ty Cobb. This “other World(ly) Series” takes place at a venue called Limbotown.

Baseball becomes a metaphor for the road of life, with all its twists, turns and unexpected pitfalls. There’s no game in the world that lends itself more to drama, humor, and magic than baseball. The Longest Walk is “Damn Yankees,” “Field of Dreams,” and “Rocky” combined. You will love it!

Kirk Marty is the pen name of Kirk Grossman, an attorney and dedicated Dodger fan in Ventura, California. “The way I see it, I’ve been a professional writer for over 33 years. As a practicing attorney, I’ve cranked out literally hundreds of thousands of pages of mumbo jumbo. Legal writing provides great instruction on the wrong way to create fiction, although some attorneys often confuse the two. Still, it is the type of writing that requires great precision and focus, qualities needed for good fiction as well.” He has already started his next novel.

  • Foreword(p.v)
  • Introduction(
  • Chapter 1(p.1)
  • Chapter 2(p.15)
  • Chapter 3(p.33)
  • Chapter 4(p.47)
  • Chapter 5(p.57)
  • Chapter 6(p.76)
  • Chapter 7(p.95)
  • Chapter 8(p.111)
  • Chapter 9(p.125)
  • Chapter 10(p.142)
  • Chapter 11(p.159)
  • Chapter 12(p.174)
  • Chapter 13(p.182)
  • Chapter 14(p.195)
  • Chapter 15(p.211)
  • Chapter 16(p.224)
  • Chapter 17(p.241)
  • Chapter 18(p.261)
  • Chapter 19(p.270)
  • Chapter 20(p.284)
  • Chapter 21(p.295)
  • Chapter 22(p.312)