Sooley
ISBN: 0385547684
EAN13: 9780385547680
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 27, 2021
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.03" H x 9.25" L x 6.13" W
Weight: 1.49 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELER - John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel Sooley Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams--and even bigger challenges off the court.

Hard to put down . the pages turn quickly . building to a climax that won't leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel. --Associated Press

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 an 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 Read More chevron_right

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