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A Natural - Ross Raisin - Signed 1st Edition

£9.99

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Signed on title page, signature only. Dustjacket unclipped. 1st edition, 1st impression.

Fine condition.

Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened.The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of. But as he navigates his isolation and his desperate need for recognition, a sudden and thrilling encounter offers him the promise of an escape, and Tom is forced to question whether he can reconcile his supressed desires with his dreams of success.Leah, the captain's wife, has almost forgotten the dreams she once held, for her career, her marriage. Moving again, as her husband is transferred from club to club, she is lost, disillusioned with where life has taken her.A Natural delves into the heart of a professional football club: the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle, on and off the pitch, with conforming to the person that everybody else expects you to be.

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Author(s):
Raisin, Ross
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1910702668
ISBN-13:
9781910702666
Number of pages:
342
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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Signed on title page, signature only. Dustjacket unclipped. 1st edition, 1st impression.

Fine condition.

Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened.The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At nineteen, Tom finds himself playing for a tiny club in a town he has never heard of. But as he navigates his isolation and his desperate need for recognition, a sudden and thrilling encounter offers him the promise of an escape, and Tom is forced to question whether he can reconcile his supressed desires with his dreams of success.Leah, the captain's wife, has almost forgotten the dreams she once held, for her career, her marriage. Moving again, as her husband is transferred from club to club, she is lost, disillusioned with where life has taken her.A Natural delves into the heart of a professional football club: the pressure, the loneliness, the threat of scandal, the fragility of the body and the struggle, on and off the pitch, with conforming to the person that everybody else expects you to be.

Author(s):
Raisin, Ross
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1910702668
ISBN-13:
9781910702666
Number of pages:
342
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

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