Book cover from A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics) by James Salter
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A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)

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Author(s): James Salter
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Edition: 1st
Published: 08-22-2006
ISBN: 0374530505
Pages: 208
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, James Salter's A Sport and a Pastime is the intensely carnal story―part shocking reality, part feverish dream ―of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen―and pages that burn with a rare intensity.

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