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Tom Mendicino introduced college-bound Charlie Beresford and high-school baseball hero Kevin “KC” Conroy in KC, At Bat. Now KC is trying to find his way—if he can just figure out where to look… KC has spent most of his twenty years working his way to the minor leagues. One drunken fight in a Spokane gay club, and he’s thrown…
With profound honesty, sharp wit, and genuine heart, this debut novel portrays one man's search – for love and passion, acceptance and redemption – and for the courage to really live.
"If you're looking for a smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love, try Tom Mendicino's Probation. You'll be glad you did."
– Bart Yates
"Probation is the rare novel that dares to take the reader on a journey through the dark night of the soul. An unflinching look at the dark side of self-discovery, it is ultimately a story of transformation and the worlds of possibilities hidden within each of us."
– Michael Thomas Ford
Tom Mendicino spent six raucous years roaming the country and eking out a living in the Sales Department of several New York publishing houses before attending the law school of the University of North Carolina. His stories, some of them excerpts from Probation, have appeared in several recent anthologies.