By Ivan Doig
Pushed by means of the reminiscence of a fallen teammate, TSU’s 1941 beginning lineup went down as legend in Montana soccer historical past, charging during the season undefeated. years later, the "Supreme Team" is stuck up in international conflict II. Ten of them are scattered around the world within the war’s a number of lonely and unsafe theaters. The 11th guy, Ben Reinking, has been plucked from pilot education via an army propaganda laptop hungry for heroes. he's to chronicle the adventures of his teammates, guy by way of man, for e-book in small-town newspapers around the state just like the one his father edits. prepared for motion, he chafes on the task, no longer realizing that it'll deliver him love from an unforeseen area and attempt the legislation of averages, which holds that every one yet one among his teammates should still come throughout the clash unscathed.
A deeply American tale, The 11th Man is Ivan Doig’s strongest novel so far.
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He blinked uncomprehendingly at the grey sky. It seemed much more difficult to get things done now that he was dead. Cabal pulled a little black book from his pocket, drew a pencil from its spine, and made a note. Batch 247 seemed to act quickly, but it certainly didn’t help co-ordination in any practical sense. With hindsight, perhaps he should have made some effort to take their souls on a more formal basis as the first donors of the hundred. That he hadn’t was partially down to not being quite sure how one actually sets about taking souls on a more formal basis, but mainly because they had peeved him.
He knew he’d regret it in the morning, but he just wanted to get this whole situation over and done with as quickly as possible. Dennis was shaking his head slowly as he ran through the contingency plans. They’d never made any, so it didn’t take very long. They had considered making some, but, then, they’d also considered getting drunk at the same time. If they had ever actually come up with a contingency plan—and there is no evidence that they did—they had forgotten it again somewhere around the tenth pint.
Said Satan with total innocence. “… I have no grasp of what is involved in this ‘carnival’ business, and I am hardly gregarious. ” There was silence for a long moment. Satan’s periods of good nature—in common with many managerial types—lasted precisely up until the moment he was challenged. He scowled monstrously, the smile falling from his face like a greased pig off a church roof. Quickly, over a period of seconds, the lava lake cooled. The glowing red rock turned dirty grey and then black.
The Eleventh Man by Ivan Doig