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The penalty area / Alain Gillot ; translated from the French by Howard Curtis.

Gillot, Alain, author. (Author). Curtis, Howard, translator. (Added Author).
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Princeton Public Library - Princeton Fic Gillot (Text) 30890000616571 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781609453534
  • ISBN: 1609453530
  • Physical Description: 185 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: Vincent once had a shot at becoming a professional soccer player, but a career-ending injury put an end to his dreams. A tough kid from a poor family, he has become an emotionally cut-off man with frustrated hopes and limited options. He finds himself coaching an under-16 soccer club in an attempt to keep alive his only passion in life. The team he coaches is little more than a roster of hotheaded boys, none of whom understands the on-field chemistry needed to win. Simply put, they aren't of a championship caliber. When his unemployed sister Madeleine, a single mother, dumps her thirteen-year-old son on him, Vincent panics. With no clue how to take care of a teenager, he brings his nephew to practice and eventually throws him into the scrimmage. It's then that Vincent notices there's something strange about Léonard. He has a preternatural ability for anticipating each striker's intentions, making him a remarkably talented goalkeeper, but he seems detached, absent, lost. It becomes clear that Léonard has undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome, and also that, with Léonard's abilities as a goalkeeper, Vincent's ragtag team has a chance to reach the finals. For that to happen, for the team to find a reason to rally behind this strange kid from Paris, Vincent will have to let down his guard and open his heart for the first time ever.
Subject: Soccer coaches > Fiction.
Uncles > Fiction.
Asperger's syndrome > Patients > Fiction.
Soccer goalkeepers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.

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