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There's always this year : on basketball and ascension  Cover Image Book Book

There's always this year : on basketball and ascension / Hanif Abdurraqib.


"While Hanif Abdurraqib is an acclaimed author, a gifted poet, and one of our culture's most insightful music critics, he is most of all, at heart, an Ohioan. Growing up in Columbus in the '90s, Abdurraqib witnessed a golden era of basketball, one in which legends like LeBron were forged, and countless others weren't. His lifelong love of the game leads Abdurraqib into a lyrical, historical, and emotionally rich exploration of what it means to make it, who we think deserves success, the tensions between excellence and expectation, and the very notion of role models, all of which he expertly weaves together with memoir: 'Here is where I would like to tell you about the form on my father's jumpshot,' Abdurraqib writes. 'The truth, though, is that I saw my father shoot a basketball only one time'"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593448793
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pregame -- First quarter: City as its true self -- Second quarter: Flawed and mortal gods -- Third quarter: The mercy of exits, the magic of fruitless pleading -- Fourth quarter: City as its false self.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on CIP and other publisher data; resource not viewed.
Subject: Abdurraqib, Hanif, 1983-
Basketball > Ohio > History.
Basketball fans > Ohio.
Ohio > History.
Ohio > History.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library 796.32 ABDURRAQ 62022000000094 NON FICTION Checked out 06/25/2024

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