By Aaron Rosenberg, Brian Helgeland
A motion picture tie-in novel approximately Jackie Robinson's existence tale. This book is a novelization of Brian Helgeland's screenplay.
A novel in accordance with the motion picture 42—a biopic approximately Jackie Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers because the first African American significant League Baseball player.
Includes a full-color insert of pictures from the motion picture.
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Did she think she'd go unnoticed, or what? Jack had his eye on her from the first day. Why not, they say, leaning over their tea, leave this routine of act and photograph behind? This knotty modern world's too perilous. They'll simplify, take to the countryside. They'll bring their oaken bucket and rock rock, wear their black coolie caps and nothing else. O wouldn't it be nice! Page 44 Willows Most romantic of trees, we bow before their deep insatiable love for watervoracious roots burrowing into wells and sewer lines, great black branching trunks lifting prophetic limbs high toward the cloud-streaked night sky, and everywhere falling water long breeze-blown skeins of willow leaves that are not tears, is not weeping though we look to these willows to comfort or cry with us as we turn away from or face the deep and eternal losses our lives deliver us.
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