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Trophy Son: A Novel

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Trophy Son: A Novel by Douglas Brunt
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A USA Today Notable Book
A New York Post "Must Read" Book
"Keenly observed and provocative." - Sports Illustrated
"Trophy Son brings Conroy's The Great Santini and Malamud's The Natural into the present day...A terrific book." -Harlan Coben

New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt's third novel, Trophy Son, tells the story of a tennis prodigy, from young childhood to the finals of the US Open, Wimbledon, and other tournaments around the world.

Growing up in the wealthy suburbs of Philadelphia, Anton Stratis is groomed to be one thing only: the #1 tennis player in the world. Trained relentlessly by his obsessive father, a former athlete who plans every minute of his son's life, Anton both aspires to greatness and resents its all-consuming demands. Lonely and isolated-removed from school and socialization to focus on tennis-Anton explodes from nowhere onto the professional scene and soon becomes one of the top-ranked players in the world, with a coach, a trainer, and an entourage.

But as Anton struggles to find a balance between stardom and family, he begins to make compromises-first with himself, then with his health, and finally with the rules of tennis, a mix that will threaten to destroy everything he has worked for.

Trophy Son offers an inside look at the dangers of extraordinary pressure to achieve, whether in sports or any field, through the eyes of a young man defying his parents' ambitions as he seeks a life of his own.

Title:Trophy Son: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.03 X 5.15 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.03 X 5.15 X 0.8 in
Published:May 15, 2020
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250183170
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