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About the author:
David Caraccio drew his inspiration for Back of the Net from his lifelong fandom of international soccer and his personal experiences playing the game. He is also the author of Tiburico!—a novel that was named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016.
Caraccio holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Diego State University and is an online news editor at the Sacramento Bee newspaper. He and his wife live in Fair Oaks, California, with their dog and cats.
The Back of the Net
A Novel of International Football, Fashion and the Test of Friendship
In lives filled with passion and temptation, five young people experience the many forms of love. Achieving their wildest dreams takes everything they have, and soon their romances, friendships, and dearest personal values are tested. Along the way, their lives intertwine in surprising ways—on the lush soccer fields of college campuses in California and the glamorous fashion runways and football pitches of Italy and France.
The brilliant and beautiful Sallie is embarking on an exciting international modeling career, but, so far from home, she runs the risk of getting lost in more ways than one. Her college sweetheart, Marco, is focused on his goal of becoming a professional soccer player and relies on the expert advice of his mentor, Lorenzo. But Lorenzo must figure out his own way to stay on top.
Meanwhile, their athletic friend Dave has already hit rock bottom, attracting the empathy of nursing student Autumn. She’ll do anything she can to help Dave, despite the risk of getting dragged down with him.
Boundaries exist in the game of soccer, but in life they are all too easily crossed. Before long these five friends will learn exactly how far relationships can bend before they break.
- Publication Date:
- 1530373824 / 9781530373826
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Romance / Contemporary