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    Christmas at Westish College is a magical experience for Owen. Going to a dinner party with his boyfriend the president? Less so.

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    It's a ridiculous fantasy of Guert's, to run away to NYC with Owen, to get an apartment and hold hands on Eighth Avenue. Owen, however, thinks it's a great idea.

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    On April 30, Owen decides to meet Affenlight for their evening date after all... and everything changes.

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    What if Sophie saw Owen and Guert at the motel? Spoilers for the entire novel. Title from Moby Dick, by Herman Melville.

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    A missing scene from The Art of Fielding: Sophie wakes up in her brother's bed the morning after her exciting evening experiencing the best Westish nightlife has to offer. Spoilers up to chapter 54.

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    Guert Affenlight owns and manages Bartleby's bar in the college town of Westish, Wisconsin. Searching for decent espresso, he checks out Café Oo, that hipsterish student place with a crazily talented barista named Henry and a bored busboy called Owen who reads when he should be working. Owen and Guert soon find that they have more in common than coffee.

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    Henry comes back to Westish to help out his friends and decide whether to stay.

    Spoilers for the entire book.

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    Mike has no more games and no more studies, no job, no girlfriend, and - in a couple of weeks - nowhere to live. Fortunately, what he does have are some friends.

    Title paraphrased from Marcus Aurelius. Spoilers for the entire book.

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    AU. It's 1996, and 28-year-old playwright Owen Dunne has just arrived at Harvard to spend a year honing his craft. There he meets English professor Guert Affenlight - brilliant, charming, and a single dad to 9-year-old Pella.

    No real spoilers for the novel, barring allusions. Title from Moby-Dick.

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    Openly-gay Owen gets drafted by a major league baseball team. He has no intention of actually signing up until the hate mail starts.

    Spoilers for the entire book from the start.

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    7
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    Pella checks out the Bremens' house with Owen and her dad, trying to come to terms with what the future may hold for all three of them.

    Spoilers for the entire novel.

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    Guert, Pella, Mike and Owen's first experiences at Westish College. Be wary of some spoilers and anvils of foreshadowing.

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    Owen's mom comes to visit the Affenlights and their boyfriends for Christmas. Contango is ecstatic.

    Spoilers for the entire novel. The title comes from the "Merry Christmas" chapter of Moby-Dick.

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    Slight AU regarding Guert, Owen, and the final game of the season.

    Spoilers for the whole novel. Title from Emerson.

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    Henry's dead. How can his friends go on living?

    Spoilers for the entire novel.

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    Henry's got one more year at his beloved Westish - to whip the Harpooners into shape, catch the eye of the MLB scouts, and battle his inner demons - but he can't stay there forever.

    Spoilers for the whole book from the start.

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    “Were you expecting something else?” Pella asked. “Some kind of sex-induced apocalypse?”

    Henry scratched the back of his head. “Er,” he said. “Well…”

    Spoilers for most of the book. And also zombies.

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    It's May at Westish, and Owen and Guert's relationship is blossoming into a romance - but also becoming a secret that's much harder for them both to keep.

    Spoilers for basically the entire novel. And also Moby-Dick.

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    It's been twenty-five years since Owen graduated from Westish, but now he's being called back - to see old friends, play one more baseball game, and perhaps lay a few ghosts to rest.

    Major spoilers for the entire book from the very beginning.

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    It began with a phone call...

    Spoilers for the entire novel. AU in the sense that one major event from the end of the novel happened differently. Title from a talk given by Mr. Harbach.

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    4
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    5
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    1
    Hits:
    216

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