Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation

Adam Pachter

Publisher's Press Release
Fenway Fiction
The Boston Red Sox have inspired generations of writers, and not just those newspaper scribes whom Ted Williams called the "knights of the keyboard." The Sox have been integral players in fiction as well. They provided atmosphere and context in films such as Field of Dreams and Good Will Hunting and contributed key characters to the novels of Robert Parker and Stephen King.

Although the actual history of the Red Sox has often been stranger than fiction, until now there has never been an all-fiction anthology devoted to stories about the Sox. Penned by novelists, playwrights, and ardent fans, Fenway Fiction features 18 tales that take the reader on an imaginative journey around the bases of humor, history, and heartache.

Within these pages you'll discover how one fan's marriage is impacted when Manny Ramirez accepts an invitation to dinner, learn the story behind Johnny Damon's amazing beard, take a musical tour through the Curse of the Bambino, and try to solve a murder mystery set during the strike-shortened 1981 season. After reading Fenway Fiction, you'll never look at Boston's beloved baseball team quite the same way again.

Special stories include:

  • A Shakespearean salute to Game 7 of the 2004 American League Championship Series
  • What happens when an academic suddenly gets the call to pitch for the Sox
  • A fan stumbles upon a ticket that grants access to all of Fenway's hidden places
  • A Red Sox alternate history of the 2004 World Series

    The contributors include:

  • Award-winning novelist Rachel Solar (Number 6 Fumbles)
  • Noted playwright David Kruh (Curse of the Bambino)
  • Baseball author Cecilia Tan (Fifty Greatest Yankee Games)
  • And a foreword by former Red Sox pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee

    208 pages, Rounder Books
    Available for purchase at Amazon.com

    Fenway Fiction
    ďA simply marvelous collection! A must-have for any true Red Sox fan!"
    - Tom Adelman, author of The Long Ball

    About the Author
    Adam Pachter
    is the author of numerous short stories. He edited an edition of Let's Go: Europe, the world's best-selling travel guide, and won the Improper Bostonian magazine's inaugural fiction contest for his story "Lotion." Pachter lives in Arlington, MA.