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Life is like a little basketball game

In 2004, three and a half years after his father's death and 25 years since Blythe last lived in North Carolina, the writer returned home, at least part-time, to begin work on a book about the Duke-UNC basketball rivalry. The book, however, grew to be much more. To Hate Like This Is To Be Happy Forever not only focuses on the relationship between two shades of blue, but the nature of loss--of a father, a marriage, a career, youth and place, as well as that which occurs on a basketball court. (Independent Weekly)

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