"Ted Hamm masterfully details the long and difficult journey of Hank Thompson, at once a baseball talent and a deeply complex and conflicted man trying to obtain his version of the American dream." ---Kevin Powell, author of Someday We'll All be Free
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Nobody Rocks Press, publisher of cutting-edge stories and manifestos, announces the re-release of Theodore Hamm’s eBook baseball novel, Hank Thompson’s Blues. Hank Thompson’s Blues tells the life story of the third African-American baseball player and his playing days with the New York Giants baseball club. Thompson’s odyssey included pivotal stops in Havana, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and the Texas state prison system.
With the release of major Hollywood motion picture, 42, the story of Jackie Robinson, Nobody Rocks expects strong interest in the African-American baseball experience, and wants to supplement the minds of curious readers with a related story. Hank Thompson, the first black ballplayer to play in both the American and National Leagues, was the more tragic tale. Even while leading the Giants side-by-side with Willie Mays to the 1954 World Series crown, Thompson spiraled downward with alcoholism, his path eventually leading to prison.
Author Theodore Hamm (founding editor of The Brooklyn Rail) is available for interviews, and the backstory to this novel is fantastic. Hamm’s research led him to perfectly encapsulate the life and voice of Hank Thompson, and this research also put him in touch with the ballplayer’s family. A legendary sportswriter would also disclose a secret about Thompson’s life that, by uncanny coincidence, Hamm had already included in this fascinating American story. Press interviews disclosing this unexpected detail will draw many readers to this first-person novel. Bundle an interview with the release of 42 on April 12.
Hank Thompson’s Blues is available on Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iBookStore, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Sony’s e-Reader, Kobo’s eReader, and everywhere else eBooks are sold.
Contact: Greg Aden
About Nobody Rocks Press
Nobody Rocks Press (NRP) has offices in New York, Seattle, and Venice Beach. NRP is distributed by NetRead, LLC.