Dallas Hudgens, the acclaimed author of “Drive Like Hell,” blends Guatemalan chicken, online pharmaceuticals, and unforgettable characters in a raucous but moving story of love and baseball. “Season of Gene” is a wild ride of a novel about a troubled man, the troubled women who love him and a legendary baseball bat that could either save their lives or get them killed.
“(Season of Gene) has more action than a Hollywood blockbuster and more heart than a bloodhound. A super book.”– A Book Sense Notable For October 2007
“Those ready for a rowdy ride won’t be disappointed.”– Publishers Weekly
“(Hudgens) shows off plenty of the raw talent – for metaphor, for phrasing, for pure observation – that gave his first novel, Drive Like Hell, a genuine spark.”– Atlanta Magazine
“Crime and baseball make for an irresistible combination in this raunchy, fast-moving caper, a second novel just as good as Hudgens’s wild debut (Drive Like Hell, 2005)…A nourishing slice of Americana, expletives and all.”– Kirkus (starred review)
“Hudgens has scored again. He’s given readers an engaging, knowing glimpse of an odd, but no doubt real, world of arrested development. And he knows his baseball”– Booklist