North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent

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North Dallas Forty

A classic novel about a week inside a pro football team
On the field, the men who play football are gladiators, titans, and every other kind of cliché. But when they leave the locker room they are only men. Peter Gent’s classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott, an aging receiver for the Texas team. Running on a mixture of painkillers and cortisone as he tries to keep his fading legs strong, Elliott tries to get every ounce of pleasure out of his last days of glory, living the life of sex, drugs, and football.
 
Adapted for the screen in 1979, this novel, written by ex-Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, is widely considered the best football novel of all time.

'“One of the best sports novels ever.” —Dick Schaap “Funny and powerfully disturbing.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Talk to a football fan about North Dallas Forty and the fan smiles.” —The New York Times'
A classic novel about a week inside a pro football team
On the field, the men who play football are gladiators, titans, and every other kind of cliché. But when they leave the locker room they are only men. Peter Gent’s classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott, an aging receiver for the Texas team. Running on a mixture of painkillers and cortisone as he tries to keep his fading legs strong, Elliott tries to get every ounce of pleasure out of his last days of glory, living the life of sex, drugs, and football.
 
Adapted for the screen in 1979, this novel, written by ex-Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, is widely considered the best football novel of all time.

'“One of the best sports novels ever.” —Dick Schaap “Funny and powerfully disturbing.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Talk to a football fan about North Dallas Forty and the fan smiles.” —The New York Times'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781453220719 Pages: 294