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Godwin / Joseph O'Neill.

"Netherland: the odyssey of two brothers crossing the world in search of an African soccer prodigy who might change their fortunes. Mark, a millennial technical writer who lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Sushila, and their toddler daughter, grew up a world apart from his much younger half-brother Geoff. Raised in the UK by the mother who deserted Mark when she divorced his dad and married a richer man, Geoff is now a fast-talking soccer agent, who pulls Mark across the ocean into a scheme to find an elusive prospect known only as "Godwin"--an African teenager Geoff believes will be the next Pele. All they have to go on is a video of Godwin; they don't even know which country it was shot in. Narrated in turns by the intellectually rigorous yet self-thwarting Mark, and Lakesha Williams, the conscientious leader of the writers' collective where he works, the novel becomes a twisty international adventure that is part heart-of-darkness and part American Main Street in the 2010s--deliciously far-flung geographically, ethically, and emotionally. Godwin immerses us in the hazy world of high-stakes soccer-recruiting and the beautiful game itself, weaving the search for Godwin together with the moving story of Mark's mixed-race family and Lakesha's surprising path into their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593701324
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2024.
Subject: Brothers > Fiction.
Soccer > Scouting > Fiction.
Racially mixed families > Fiction.
International travel > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Littlestown Library FIC O'NEILL JOSEPH (Text)
Endowment: G. Donald Wickerham Named Endowment, 2024
35740636068538 New Fiction Checked Out 07/01/2024

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