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The Silent Striker
The Silent Striker

The Silent Striker




200 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781908446695

Rights: US, CA & CAR

HopeRoad (Apr 2019)

Price: $12.99


Marcus is the best player in his football team. He’s so good that there’s a very real chance he’ll be signed by Manchester United football team. But when he discovers he may be losing his hearing, his whole world falls to pieces and he finds himself having to put them back together on his own. But is this feeling of isolation real or just a consequence of his own behaviour? While dealing with parents, friends and first girlfriends, Marcus gradually understands that accepting the help of others is ultimately an acceptance of self. A powerful, authentic novel about friendship and family an insider view on teenage disability and the different ways in which we can choose to handle it. Perfect for lovers of football, capturing the euphoria and energy of the game.

Author Biography

Pete Kalu is a storyteller and author. He has published five novels for adults and has won prizes for both his theater plays and his poetry, including the BBC's Dangerous Comedy Award 2003.