From a death row prison on a storm-swept coast to the dark old-growth forests of Oregon, to the hardscrabble semi-pro diamonds of the unsettled West, a dark figure and a baseball prodigy pursue their intertwined destiny. Will one have to destroy the other to find his path? With their combined power, will they be able to rise above the forces of history, or will the world take them back, interring both beneath the water and the dirt?
One of the most singular baseball novels ever written. Adam Phillips possesses a narrative voice that takes hold on page one and never falters.
— Steve Kluger, author of Last Days of Summer
Adam Phillips writes with verve and bravado, and stories within stories pour out of his pen, each more incredible and entertaining than the last. Manifest is a great ride, fast, funny, and right on the outside corner.
— Kevin Baker, author of Sometimes You See It Coming
With Manifest, Adam Phillips gives us a compelling novel populated by a rich collection of vivid, sometimes nearly mythic characters who actually seem to breathe on the page – characters on the edge of hopelessness whose sole chance for salvation lies in the redemptive power of baseball.
— Joe Schuster, author of The Might Have Been