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Jerry Maxwell and his good friend Roary are both handicapped. They divide their time between Max's bar in San Francisco and the bleachers of the Oakland Sports Complex to cheer on the Golden State Warriors. Together the two set out to make Jerry's dream of playing professional basketball a reality.
Inside Moves is an off-beat, exuberant and extremely emotional novel focusing on the bonds of friendship between two men brought together by physical and psychological challenges, and their dreams of creating more meaningful lives for themselves and their friends. Often classified as a sports novel, basketball is merely the backdrop to this human comedy of love and sorrow and the healing powers of friendship and community.
Released to wide critical acclaim by Doubleday in 1978, Inside Moves went on to sell over 160,000 copies through numerous printings. A motion picture of Inside Moves was released in 1980, directed by Richard Donner with a screenplay by Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin.
Todd Walton is the author of Inside Moves, Forgotten Impulses, Louie & Women, and Night Train. His non-fiction work includes Open Body: Creating Your Own Yoga and The Writer’s Path, a book of original writing exercises. He lives in Mendocino, CA.
Sherman Alexie is the author of Blasphemy, War Dances, Indian Killer, and Absolutely True Tales of a Part-Time Indian. He is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and a Special Citation for the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction.