Books: Wait Til Next Year

A DAY IN THE BLEACHERS (153 pp.]—Arnold Hano—Crowe// ($3).

Arnold Hano, 33, is an unhappy author who suffers from an unpleasant and probably incurable social disease: he is a Giant fan. Most of the time he succeeds in keeping his secret to himself, but on those rare occasions when the Giants win a pennant, Hano suffers from unmistakable symptoms. He comes down with World Series fever. Years of frustration curdle his spleen; choleric misanthropy consumes him. The cure is drastic: he must spend an afternoon in the Polo Grounds bleachers snarling his defiance at...

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