The Books

Fall Ball

by Peter McCarty

One Potato Review

Very little football ends up getting played here, two girls are furthermore included, and it’s anyway the hurry and the anticipation which are finally more important than the facts of the game: between the bumpy bus ride back from school – kids whirling and floating up out of their seats like the fallen leaves outside – and the onset of darkness when they’ve pledged to return home. There’s a breathlessness in these pages which is true to the promise, but also the limits, of autumn. Breezy and evocative.

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