Regarding the movie The Natural, does anyone know what happened to Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) between the time he was shot and the time he comes back out of retirement to play baseball? Yes, I know it's fiction, but presumably this was based on a book or story of some kind, so somebody must know. It seems there's a fascinating story there, in itself.
There's a scene in the movie in which Roy Hobbs goes for a walk with his old flame and begins to tell her what he did all those years, but he talks in a near whisper, he trails off, and you can't hear much at all.
Anybody know? I'd love to even hear a plausible story of that period based on the source novel or film.