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Sooley

Grisham, John (author.).

Summary

Summary: This time. John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court. In the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on a airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quickness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives devastating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ransacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it's just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholarship. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn't immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he's dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team losing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham's unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game. --

Item details

  • ISBN: 0385547684
  • ISBN: 9780385547680
  • Physical Description: 355 pages ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note: In English.
Language Note:
In English.
Subject: North Carolina Fiction
Athletes Fiction
Basketball players Fiction
Sudanese Fiction
FICTION / Cultural Heritage
FICTION / Coming of Age
FICTION / Sports
North Carolina Fiction
Basketball players Fiction
Sooley
North Carolina Fiction
College athletes Fiction
Basketball players Fiction
Sudanese United States Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Sports fiction.
Fiction.

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