A Natural

A Natural

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"After his unceremonious release from a Premier League academy at nineteen, Tom feels his bright future slipping away. The only contract offer he receives is from a lower-level club. Away from home for the first time, Tom struggles on and off the field, anxious to avoid the cruel pranks and hazing rituals of his teammates. Then a taboo encounter upends what little stability he has, forcing Tom to reconcile his suppressed desires with his drive to succeed. Meanwhile, the team's popular captain, Chris, is in denial about the state of his marriage. His wife, Leah, has almost forgotten the dreams she once held for her career. As her husband is transferred from club to club, and raising their first child practically on her own, she is lost, disillusioned with where life has taken her."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780525508779
0525508775
Call Number: RAISIN
Characteristics: 386 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Sports fiction.
Gay teenagers -- Fiction.
Soccer stories, English.
Soccer players -- England -- Fiction.

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