The Eskimo Slugger

It s the summer of 1983, and Trent Days is Major League Baseball s rookie sensation Born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother, the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger, but a midseason collision at home plate temporarily halts his meteoric rise to the top.Sent back to Austin to recuperate, Trent visits his favorite record store, Inner Sanctum, where he meets amiable law stuIt s the summer of 1983, and Trent Days is Major League Baseball s rookie sensation Born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother, the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger, but a midseason collision at home plate temporarily halts his meteoric rise to the top.Sent back to Austin to recuperate, Trent visits his favorite record store, Inner Sanctum, where he meets amiable law student Brendan Baxter A skip in the vinyl of New Order s Blue Monday drives Trent back to Brendan, and their romance takes them into uncharted territory.As Trent s feelings move from casual to serious, he s faced with an impossible dilemma Does he abandon any hope of a future with Brendan and return to the shadows and secrets of professional sports Or does he embrace the possibility of real love and leave baseball behind him forever As he struggles with his decision, Trent embarks on a journey of self discovery to figure out who he really is and what matters most.
The Eskimo Slugger It s the summer of and Trent Days is Major League Baseball s rookie sensation Born in Alaska to an Inupiat mother the press have dubbed him the Eskimo Slugger but a midseason collision at home

  • Title: The Eskimo Slugger
  • Author: Brad Boney
  • ISBN: 9781632162274
  • Page: 243
  • Format: ebook
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      Published :2019-02-14T17:46:38+00:00

    About the Author

    Brad Boney

    Brad Boney lives in Austin, Texas, the 7th gayest city in America He grew up in the Midwest and went to school at NYU He lived in Washington, DC and Houston before settling in Austin He blames his background in the theater for his writing style, which he calls dialogue and stage directions His first book was named a Lambda Literary Award finalist He believes the greatest romantic comedy of all time is 50 First Dates His favorite gay film of the last ten years is Strapped And he has never met a boy band he didn t like.

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    • Julio Genao said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      e you shitting me with that ending?sweet characters, minimal unnecessary conflict, but largely plodding prose throughout; reading it was not difficultere were some nice details, some tedious details, and an oddly procedural but still-occasionally-sexy first-time-sex-exploration storylinemistead maupin references throughout; you know what kind of book it was hoping to be, but it was, ultimately, far too slight and superficial for it to be anything more than a mildly pleasant and occasionally arou [...]

    • Heather K (dentist in my spare time) said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      *Audiobook edition*Lots of problems with this one and I ended up DNFing at 68%. I'll start out by saying that I think I picked a bad choice for my first Brad Boney book.Many people told me that this book is best read after a couple of others (The Nothingness of Ben and The Return), neither of which I've read. I guess they are loosely a series, but they aren't marketed that way. Nevertheless, I had a number of issues that I'll go into detail about. I'll start with the narration. This book is very [...]

    • Cory said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I would 100% recommend reading The Nothingness of Ben AND The Return before reading this book. You will love this one so much more if you do, trust me!Ugh, I'm so depressed! I've been waiting for this book FOREVER as I love this series and it came out at midnight and I'm already done. What do I have to look forward to now??It was so GREAT! Where do I even begin?First off, I've loved Travis Atwood since I first read about him in The Nothingness of Ben. I now feel the same way about Trent as I abs [...]

    • Meags said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      4 StarsThe Eskimo Slugger is yet another impressively written, emotionally charged, philosophically challenging and thought-provoking read by Brad Boney. Here, we have the all too brief and bittersweet story of when Trent Days met Brendan Baxter in the summer of 1983. Trent (AKA the Eskimo Slugger) is a fast rising rookie baseball superstar in the making and Brendan is a passionate law student and fun-loving record store employee. When the two meet sparks literally fly - destiny, fate, soulmates [...]

    • R * A Reader Obsessed * said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      4 StarsI’ve got to hand it to Boney, the man can write, and the man can definitely tell a tale. Impressive in its breadth and scope, this again puts things into perspective. There’s that damn word again. Perspective. “The capacity to view things in their relative importance” not only in life but within this entire amazing trilogy.“You and me - we're not up for debate. We're a certainty.”Trent and Brendan are just living their lives. Seemingly content, each with certain goals to achie [...]

    • Nick Pageant said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      This started off strong; I really enjoyed the first 50%, but then things fell apart for me. There was a great deal of repetition that I found bizarre and the whole book felt padded for length.

    • Sara said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I am going to start off by saying though this is not listed as a series, if you want to get the full effect of this story, read The Nothingness of Ben and The Return first. It adds to the layers, the inside jokes and just the creative beauty that Brad Boney weaves into a story. Sure, this could be read as a stand alone, but I don't advise it. “Isn’t it weird, the way everything we do has this ripple effect?”Trent Days is the Eskimo Slugger, the nickname given to him as he is from Alaska a [...]

    • Arch Bala said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      The Eskimo Slugger left me speechless hours after reading it. I mean, WOW. I kept repeating everything I’ve read in my head. Long after the book’s conclusion, I’m still thinking about Trent Days and Brendan Baxter and it was like a time warp that my mind went back to the setting and the characters of the book’s accompanying novels - The Nothingness of Ben and The Return. I’ve mixed emotions about this book. It made me sad, nostalgic, happy, and peaceful and a bucket full of fierce feel [...]

    • Eva said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      Fascinating Review to come

    • Shelby P said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      (view spoiler)[This book sneaked up on me; I wished I'd read this immediately after The Nothingness of Ben and The Return. It was such a treat to realize that Bill and Grace Walsh were Ben's parents and Tony's son would be Travis, Ben's love interest. It didn't dawn on me until closer towards the end that I'd heard of the baseball player Trent Day before or that he'd died in a plane crash. So it made Trent and Brendan's ending much more bittersweet. I loved the ingenuity of the story and all the [...]

    • Lara said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      9/2/14: A new Brad Boney? Oh hell yeah! 10/5/14: Oh holy moly. When my heart starts beating again & I can see through my blubbering eyes, I will try to form some words for a review. Brad Boney is flat out AMAZEBALLS. I love these characters, these spirits, these hearts with every piece of me. What a wonderful journey he has us on!

    • Dee Wy said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      Though this book is not yet marked as part of a series, characters from The Nothingness of Ben and The Return make appearances. The "reality" of reincarnation was introduced in The Return, and makes a reappearance here near the end of the book. Until then it's just a very sweet romance with coming-out angst as you might expect for a professional ball player. But the author didn't seem to be satisfied to let this book simply be a good romance. It probably should have a fantasy tag.That said, I re [...]

    • Melanie~~ said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I finished The Eskimo Slugger this morning. I liked it a lot. A 5-star read for sure. Well written and good plot and character development. There was one sex scene that I think went on a bit too long. The ending was bittersweet but with a hopeful tang. I'm torn between the beauty of the ending and wanting to know about Travis and BenA: I have foundThe Nothingness of Ben . I may be slow, but I eventually catch up.

    • Bucletina said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      Toda la onda new age, almas predestinadas a estar juntas, alineación de planetas, intervenciones de fuerzas "mágicas" para explicar la puesta en acción de los personajes, reencarnaciones y tufillo religioso tapado por un muy poco verosímil planteo pseudo filosófico definitivamente no va conmigo. Se veía venir la cosa desde el principio, pero me dio curiosidad ver cuánto podía su autor disimular su bajada de línea catolicona. Es un libro solo para quienes sienten o piensan en la misma si [...]

    • Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈ said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I am completely blown away. I am very glad that I reread The Nothingness of Ben and The Return before reading this. It put so many things into perspective. I adored this. This will be added to my rotation of books that I read again and again.7/26/2017 what the hell was I thinking reading this again? I've lost my mind. I loved it just as much today as I did before.

    • Gaby said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I had a full review written and lost it!!! Lol:(3.5 Stars. It was a good book, but didn't get me as much as The Return orThe Nothingness of Ben did, even though it's part of the series.It was amazing, though, to read Hutch, Stanton, Topher, Ben and Travis again. I enjoyed Quentin a lot, that's the kind of person I could talk with all day long.Now, ever since I read The Return, I wanted to know about Trent and Brendan, because they were a part of Ben and Travis. Although they, as characters, were [...]

    • Isabel said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      The Nothingness of Ben is one of my favorite books, and The Return is "just" one of the best books that I've ever read. So it's not a surprise that I love this book too. Although these books don't belong to a series, they should be read in the sequence as they were written, because they are related. After reading The Return, we already know what is destined to Brendan and Trent. Nevertheless, their story is so beautiful, so lovely These two young men are soul mates, they are destined to be toget [...]

    • Erika said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I was just now comparing my books to someone else's by star rating and came upon this title. The feeling of rage seeing the cover induced was directly proportionate to how I felt when I originally read the ending of this book. Take that as you will. Original extra nice review Oct 2014:This book was not for me at all.

    • Gigi said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      Too much religion and (view spoiler)[no HEA (hide spoiler)]. See julio's review for more details.

    • ♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣ said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      Full Review on Prism Book AllianceIt’s 1983 and Culture Club and Stray Cats, Modern English, George Brett, record stores and garage apartments. I’m in!Trent Days is twenty four when he meets Brendan Baxter, also twenty four. Both are trying to make progress in their lives and (somewhat) chosen fields, major league baseball and lawyer, respectively.The beginning is heavy on detail while setting things up, baseball and otherwise. It does well, though, in giving a natural feeling to the pace of [...]

    • JR said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      The summer of 1983 for Brandon Baxter becomes momentous for him, when Trent Days walks into his Austin record shop. Days is a rookie major league baseball phenom, but that has nothing to do with the love at first site that strikes both men. They are soulmates. What follows are a few tumultuous weeks of discovery, and the scary possibility of both men coming out of the closet.There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to [...]

    • Victorialove books said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

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    • Ula'ndi Hart said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      I enjoyed this. I loved the feel of the series. It wasn't as good as nr 2 but good all toghether.Sad but hopefull.

    • Alisa said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      ""If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course on where you stop your story."So that is how the story starts. There couldn't have been a more perfect quote. This is an awesome ending to this trilogy. This book should not be read as a stand alone as you will miss all of the significance of the events, all of the emotions. You need to have read The Nothingness of Benand The Returnbefore reading this. If you have then you know how this is going to end and even despite knowing I admit I got a [...]

    • Michelle said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      As always, I thoroughly enjoy Brad Boney. I love his characters and his books are always well written and unique. I'm a huge sports fan with the exception of one sport.ball. While I loved the relationship in this book I found myself skimming the long baseball discussions because I find the game so dull. Solidly written and enjoyable read but for a reason I can't put my finger on, I found myself wanting more. I'll need a re-read in the future.

    • Love Bytes Reviews said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      5 star review by RobertaSo, let’s just start out by saying that I’m about to fangirl for just a moment…ady…EEEEHHHHHH!!!! I’m so freaking happy to read another of Brad Boney’s books!! I’ve read The Nothingness of Ben and The Return and HEARTED THEM SO MUCH!! When I heard that he was going to write The Eskimo Slugger, I KNEW I was going to read this book. I had to see how their relationship started, even with knowing the ending. I just knew that there were going to be tears, but I h [...]

    • Barb ~rede-2-read~ said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      Note: This audiobook was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. Wow! This has the most powerful, poignant, and shocking story ending of any book I’ve ever read (or listened to). I’m going to start this review the way I usually end one—with the recommendations. My priority recommendation is that you listen to the audiobook. First, because Michael Ferraiuolo is very easy to listen to; both his narrative and the voices he gives the c [...]

    • Vicki said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      This is an amazing series. It got to me in so many ways. The characters are amazing, and the premise is beautiful. I loved learning a little about Eskimo tradition as well. Brad Boney is a gifted story writer.I listened to this book with Audio. The narrator, Michael Ferraiuolo, is a gifted storyteller.

    • Tina said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      When I discovered Brad Boney’s work with The Return I didn’t think he’d be able to get any better in my eyes. Up until now, he hasn’t, but with The Eskimo Slugger he has come very close. This book defies description. There is no one sub-genre of gay fiction to which it belongs. It reads like a contemporary romance, but it is actually historical, set in 1983. It seems like it would be a sports-themed romance, and it is that to a certain degree, but only marginally after the first few chap [...]

    • Caroline Brand said:
      May 24, 2019 - 17:46 PM

      REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEThis is going to be a very short review for me.The Return and The Nothingness of Ben are two of my favourite books so anything from Brad Boney is automatically on my radar.The Eskimo Slugger and I just didn’t gel. Initially we got along fine and I liked both Trent and Brendan. Their love story was sweet, the exploration of themselves and each other exciting. Their story left me believing they would make it and with not too much difficulty as Trent seemed to valu [...]

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