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From Publishers Weekly: Sixteen-year-old David Minnis works for menial wages in a Belfast clothing factory in the 1930s. His poverty affords few diversions; he courts Maureen, the sister of his best friend, ``Boney,'' and plays soccer for the company team. Frustrated, David labors half-heartedly, desperately seeking a way out of dead-end factory life. As he achieves success and notoriety on the soccer field, signing to a minor-league team and steadily making his way up, he decides to win his fortune with his feet. Bell's tale is much more than a sports story: David is a Faustian soccer hero who abandons love and loyalty for a ``hollow ball,'' with one betrayal leading to another. In an early foreshadowing he lies to his over-burdened mother to afford a pair of soccer boots. He turns his back on the politically active Boney and the Irish working class in their attempts to unionize. In a final break he leaves his fiancee and his country to join an English team. Bell, the author of December Bride, shapes elegant, succinct prose to evoke the beauty and turmoil of Ireland and the excitement of soccer. Bell died last year; this book's U.S. publication marks the passing of a great writer.
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Titel: The Hollow Ball
Verlag: Blackstaff Pr
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung The Blackstaff Press, Northern Ireland, 1990. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Unread,shelf-worn, pages browned. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005687
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003241177
Buchbeschreibung Blackstaff Press Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The Hollow Ball This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780856404528