Description - The Family Men, by Catherine Harris
When you're born into a dynasty of champions, any sin will be forgiven so long as you maintain the winning streak. But what if that's not the life you want? Harry's success as a footballer is predestined, the territory that comes with a superstar father, and all the Club asks in return is loyalty and the occasional code of silence. But when his home-town media scrum dredges up an old scandal of his father's, and Harry becomes embroiled in one of his own, he starts to question the reality behind the glittering facade of the trophies he wins and the pretty young things who mob him. With piercing insight, The Family Men subverts the usual choices between winning and losing, guilt and innocence, courage and cowardice. Is true honour to be found in forging your own path or staying loyal to your pack? 'The Family Men is an intense distillation of the darkness that falls after the Friday and Saturday night lights have been turned out. This novel is shocking because it is so believable. Sometimes you hear football insiders mutter about a scandal in the game, 'It's worse than you think.' Catherine Harris has cut right through to that shadowy truth, and come back with horror, yes, but also a sign of hope.' -Malcolm Knox 'This outstanding novel . . . is a nuanced indictment of a sporting culture that forgives appalling behaviour in our heroes.' Books+Publishing 'This novel is shocking because it is so believable.' Malcolm Fox
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(235mm x 154mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Black Inc.
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Author Biography - Catherine Harris
Catherine Harris is the author of the short story collection Like Being a Wife.