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Cannonball, by Joseph McElroy

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Cannonball, by Joseph McElroy


Cannonball, by Joseph McElroy

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Written in a voice of passion, warning, and awakening, Joseph McElroy’s ninth novel,Cannonball, takes us to a distant war we never understood and have half forgotten, upheld by an unearthed new testament and framed by the American competitive psyche. Yet it always goes back to a California family, a bold intimacy between brother and sister, and a story of two springboard divers and their different fates.


"Nobody else writes or can write like McElroy.” —The Seattle Times

"Like the best of Schubert, Beethoven, or Haydn . . . a work that aims to make process signify more than it can say.” —Harry Mathews, The Review of Contemporary Fiction

“Brilliant . . . very moving . . . McElroy’s achievement may help us home from the apocalypse.” —The New York Times Book Review


Joseph McElroy is the author of nine novels, including A Smuggler’s BibleHind’s Kidnap,A Pastoral on Familiar AirsAncient History: A ParaphaseLookout CartridgePlus,Women and MenThe Letter Left to MeActress in the House, and Cannonball. He has taught at Columbia, Temple, Queens College of the City University of New York, and New York University, among other universities. He currently lives in New York City.