A Game in the Sun

A Game in the Sun

  • Author: John Coyne
  • Artist: Elder Lemon Design
  • Pub. Date: February 1, 2019
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-630-7
  • Status: Out of Print

This item is Out of Print and will not be available for purchase again.


A Game in the Sun and Other Stories
by John Coyne

About the Book:
John Coyne is the author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction, including a bestseller, The Legacy, which was also a successful film starring Sam Elliott. His short stories have been included in several "best of" anthologies, such as Modern Masters of Horror and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.

• Betsy was no longer listening. She had closed her eyes and was leaning back in the lawn chair, resting. She knew she must not begin to cry in front of these people. She must not be vulnerable...

Michael remembered clearly the first piece of fungus: a thin, irregular patch twelve inches wide, grayish, like the color of candle grease, growing on the new pine wall of the bathroom.

• He was leaning over the top section of the cow barn door, shooting his new pump-gun at tin cans in the barnyard, and watching the sun clear the rows of corn stubs on the horizon, when the first cry of the cow came down to him on the morning breeze.

• It began with Father Sweeney leaning into Matt’s face, with both hands braced against the desk, speaking in his deliberately condescending way, telling Matt once, and then again—never raising his voice, letting his words work like a butcher’s knife across the boy’s sense of self—that he wanted what Matt Garrity was hiding between his legs and he wanted it now!

Table of Contents:
A Cabin in the Woods
Call Me
Catholic Guilt
Snow Man
The Crazy Chinaman
Winter Morning
A Game in the Sun
Social Change
Obscene Phone Calls
The Ecology of Reptiles
The Enemy
Burn This Flag
The Devil You Know

Published as a Signed Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 750 signed and hand-numbered copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price just $40!

Reviews to come...

John Coyne's most recent book is Long Ago and Far Away, a love story set in Africa, Europe, and the United States that spans 40 years. A former caddie and life-long lover of golf, he has published three novels on the sport and edited three books of golf instruction. A former college professor and college dean, he has also co-authored three books on alternatives to traditional college education. His articles have appeared in dozen of national publications including Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, Glamour, Foreign Affairs, Redbook, Diversion; he has written for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, the executive editor of More magazine.