Sooley

by John Grisham

Political / Legal Thrillers Thriller and Suspense Sports

Sooley Synopsis

ONE MAN. ONE HOPE. ONCE CHANCE TO BECOME A LEGEND.

ONE MAN

Seventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleyman comes from a village in South Sudan, a war-torn country where one third of the population is a refugee. His great love is basketball: his prodigious leap and lightning speed make him an exceptional player. And it may also bring him his big chance: he has been noticed by a coach taking a youth team to the United States.

ONE HOPE

If he gets through the tournament, Samuel's life will change beyond recognition. But it's the longest of long shots. His talent is raw and uncoached. There are hundreds of better-known players ahead of him. And he must leave his family behind, at least at the beginning.

ONE CHANCE

As American success beckons, devastating news reaches Samuel from home. Caught between his dream and the nightmare unfolding thousands of miles away, 'Sooley', as he's nicknamed by his classmates, must make hard choices about his future. This quiet, dedicated boy must do what no other player has achieved in the history of his chosen game: become a legend in twelve short months.

Global bestseller John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in this gripping and incredibly moving novel that showcases his storytelling powers in an entirely new light.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529368048
Publication date: 11th January 2022
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Primary Genre Political / Legal Thrillers
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John Grisham Press Reviews

Read it, you'll want to cry too - Bill Clinton for The Guardian

The joy of a Grisham novel is turning the pages as the plot propels you forward . . . Suffice it to say SOOLEY follows the familiar Grisham playbook - short chapters, plenty of foreshadowing, and a rapid-fire prose that's easy to read and hard to put down - Independent

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About John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill ...

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