After receiving a football scholarship from a major university, smart, talented C. P. Mackay finds himself at the mercy of a coach who wants to win at all costs, a cynical professor, some strange roommates, and university president with a less-than-ethical personal agenda. Reprint.
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Don Keith is an Alabama native and attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he received his degree in broadcast and film. He has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting, as well as Billboard Magazine's "Radio Personality of the Year" during his more than twenty years in broadcasting. His first novel, The Forever Season, won the Alabama Library Association's "Fiction of the Year" award.
Keith lives in Indian Springs Village, Alabama, with his wife, Charlene, and a black cat named Hershey.From Publishers Weekly:
College football player Corinthians Phillipians McKay, nicknamed C.P., is perfect?so perfect that as a narrator he offers little to kindle the reader's imagination. That's the main problem behind this first novel, which quickly becomes as static as its main character. The reader first meets C.P. as a young boy growing up in a typical fictional Southern household, terrorized by his alcoholic father and his Jesus-crazed maw. C.P.'s football talents take him to Sparta University, a local powerhouse, where he has to deal with a number of problems: his self-serving football coach, who asks him to cripple an opposing player; the university president, who makes some unsavory offers; the unwelcome advances of a gay Pulitzer-winning English professor; and a sleazy figure from his past. The other characters here, including a black teammate, a Native American and C.P.'s love interest, are so stereotypical as to border on the offensive. Keith attempts to script a modern-day morality tale, but even the twist ending can't save his inauspicious debut.
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0312146035
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