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The Fade-away

Author: George Jansen

One fog-bound night in 1900, the citizens of Port Newton, California, fish a six-foot tall, half-drowned American Indian dressed in a tuxedo out of San Francisco Bay. He turns out to be washed-up, ex-Big League pitcher Chief Dobbs'a boorish but charismatic hustler. The Chief, as one would expect, begins to lead Port Newton's ragtag town team to victory but only by employing the dirty ball tactics of McGraw, Jennings, and the Orioles of the 1890s. The Fade-away is a comedic yet literary tale of love, greed, and America's plunge into modernity.

The rights have reverted to the author who plans to reissue with Fool Church Media.

Edition: First
Date Published: April 2, 2007

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About The Author

George Jansen

Bryan Costales wrote the very successful "sendmail" (bat book) for O'Reilly Media. His most recent credits are short stories published in The Banyon Review, Romance Magazine, and the Riptide Journal.

Bryan is CTO with Fool Church Media. He lives in the great Northwest where he shoots professionally published photography, dabbles in gardening, and explores nature. His interests range from science to politics to public transportation. Everthing you ever wanted to know about him can be found at

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