COR DE JONG - FIRST TOUCH (2015)
ABOUT THE BOOK
The lives of the retired soccer scout Jake and the talented young player Colin get intertwined when Colin, based on Jake’s last scouting report, is asked to play for a professional club. While Jake is wrestling with his past, alcoholism, and his health, Colin’s dream is about to come true. But when success finally comes and he has an opportunity to score a legendary goal, his career takes an unexpected turn and raises the question if the choices he made were the right ones.
GOOD TO KNOW
* A powerful and sharply written debut novel with universal themes: dreams, ambition, friendship, and self-determination
* A novel for young boys, older boys, young men and elderly men, with a soccer field as stage
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cor de Jong (1978) is a writer, teacher, and tutor at soccer club Sparta in Rotterdam. He has published several short stories. First Touch is his debut novel.
Lebowski Publishers / Oscar van Gelderen
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