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Godwin  Cover Image Book Book

Godwin / Joseph O'Neill.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593701324
  • ISBN: 0593701321
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2024.

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Summary, etc.:
"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.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 6 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Killingworth Library Association.

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