Out of the Pocket

Out of the Pocket

Bill Konigsberg


The 2009 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel is eventually on hand in paperback! This new moment variation contains fresh bonus chapters, a foreword by means of former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and an afterword by way of outsports.com co-founder Jim Buzinski. superstar quarterback Bobby Framingham, probably the most gifted highschool soccer avid gamers in California, understands he is various from his teammates. they're like brothers, yet they do not know one crucial factor: Bobby is homosexual. Can he nonetheless be one of many men and be sincere approximately who he's? while he is outed opposed to his will by way of a scholar reporter, Bobby needs to give you the chance to earn again his teammates' belief and settle for that his route to good fortune can be extra public, and more challenging, than he'd was hoping. An affecting novel approximately id that still offers nice sportswriting. "A thought-provoking, humorous, and finally uplifting tale of self-actualization that masterfully defies stereotypes approximately either popping out and workforce sports." –School Library magazine "A considerate, robust novel." –Booklist "It's tricky adequate finishing your cross because the linebackers blitz, but if your inner most existence is usually crashing in, the sport is set survival. A hard-hitting first novel approximately quarterbacking your life." – Robert Lipsyte, writer of Raiders evening "How I rooted for Bobby, and all his imperfect, advanced, oh-so-human friends." – Catherine Gilbert Murdock, writer of Dairy Queen and The Off Season

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