Rules For Becoming A Legend

Rules For Becoming A Legend : A Novel

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A spirit-stirring debut about basketball, family, and an unlikely underdog who overcomes adversity to become a legend
Basketball prodigy Jimmy Kamikaze Kirkus is destined for the NBA. But before he can sail off into a golden future, Jimmy must reckon with a tragic past and with a curse that has haunted his family for generations. His father had been a basketball great himself, but his dreams of stardom were traded in for a hasty marriage and parenthood. Born into a house haunted by wasted talent, alcoholism, and death, will Jimmy fall victim to the Kirkus Curse or break it once and for all?
In the same vein as the wildly popular "Friday Night Lights," "Rules for Becoming a Legend "uses sports as a lens through which to understand family, community, catastrophe, and hope. This spirit-igniting debut announces Lane as an extraordinary young writer to watch."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 139 x 213 x 27mm | 278g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143126911
  • 9780143126911

About Timothy Lane

TIMOTHY S. LANE graduated from the University of Oregon and worked as a sports reporter for the "Molalla Pioneer "before pursuing a career in publishing. His writing has appeared online at "The Good Men Project "and in" Pology Maga"zine. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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