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StatusElectronic
Call NoOverdrive
TitleSooley [electronic resource] : A novel. John Grisham.
AuthorGrisham, John.
CollectioneBook

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Other Classification Number FIC002000 FIC038000 FIC043000 bisacsh
Personal Name Grisham, John.
Title Statement Sooley [electronic resource] : A novel. John Grisham.
Edition Statement Unabridged.
Imprint New York : Random House Audio, 2021.
Physical Description 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Playing Time 10:27:03
Content Type spoken word spw rdacontent
Media Type audio s rdamedia
Media Type computer c rdamedia
Carrier Type online resource rdacarrier
General Note Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note Narrator: Dion Graham.
Summary, Etc. NEW YORK TIMES  BEST SELLER • 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 scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. 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.
System Details Note Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 293966 KB).
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fiction. OverDrive
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Thriller. OverDrive
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Literature. OverDrive
Index Term-Genre/Form Electronic books. local
Added Entry, Personal Name Graham, Dion.
Electronic Location and Access http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=165&titleID=6032444

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