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May 04, 2021jimg2000 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This is a novel on the journey of a teen who gains an athletic scholarship to play college basketball in USA, away from his civil war torn home. I give up after 50 pages. Unlike the author's other short fiction, 2012 Calico Joe (198 pages) about a baseball hitter in the MLB, this novel is thicker (368 pages) ... too long for this spectator sports fan. Note: Sooley is from Sudan which is also the home country of Manute Bol, the 7 ft 6 in - 7 ft 7 NBA player between 1985–1995, and a political activist. He died at age 47 in 2010.