Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest Post 23: Bob Stout

Greetings from the land of tlayudas, Guelaguetzas, and Dìas de los Muertos . I am Robert Joe Stout and today I present Running Out the Hurt, my new novel about baseball.

Baseball the way it should be played is controversial, humorous, intense, and an act of love. It is more than the Major Leagues, drug scandals, and television; it is community, caring, and a hell of a lot of fun.

Running Out the Hurt epitomizes the freedom and flair of participation, both for players and fans. The novel provides a vivid picture of life in Mexico as seen through the eyes of the team’s participants—real people with real desires, problems and accomplishments— as a formerly ragtag bunch of losers led by a teenaged refugee become championship contenders.

Although baseball is the thread that binds the characters in Running Out the Hurt together, the novel focuses on personal relationships. It is an intimate portrayal of Mexican life that I know very well. I hold a degree from the Universidad de las Americas and have lived in and written about this country for over twenty-five years.

My previous books include Why Immigrants Come to America, Blood of the Serpent: Mexican Livesand Miss Sally. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my latest endeavor and I hope you enjoy the story.

~Thank you for stopping by to see what author Bob Stout had to share today. If you liked this, then you will surely want to return Friday when I post the results of my interview with this talented author. For more from Bob Stout, visit these links:

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