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– tekijä: Douglas Brunt (Tekijä)

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"The third novel by New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt, Trophy Son tells the story of tennis prodigy Anton Stratis, from an isolated childhood of grueling practice under the eye of his obsessed father, to his dramatic rise through the intensely competitive world of professional tennis. Written with an insider knowledge of the tennis circuit, Trophy Son explores a young man striving to find balance in his life, navigating moral compromises, performance-enhancing drugs, and the elusive lure of wealth and celebrity. From Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to the off-court life of elite players, Anton finds exhilarating highs and desolate lows as he searches for an identity apart from his achievements."--Amazon.com… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Trophy Son: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Douglas Brunt (Tekijä)
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2018), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages
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  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
I devoured this book in just a few hours. I really enjoyed the story. On the actual tennis pro tour, this type of story, a tennis prodigy being pushed by a headstrong parent, is not that unusual. Think of Richard Williams and his two daughters, Serena and Venus. Think of Jennifer Capriati and her parents who pushed her professionally. I enjoyed the tennis portion of the book but enjoyed more the struggle by Anton Stratis, the protagonist, to break away from his demanding father and live the life he so desperately wanted. The story moves at a fast clip as Startis moves from a tennis hustler to the #1 player in the world.

After hustling one of his tennis players, a college coach offers Anton a piece of advice. "Balance," he offers Anton and that is the struggle that Anton faces throughout the book.

Very good sports story, better human interest tale... ( )
  writemoves | Jun 17, 2019 |
A novel about a tennis prodigy, from early teens through late 20s. It was just assumed that the protagonist wanted a life of being a world class tennis star. His father pushed and pushed. This shows the life of a tennis pro, the people behind the scenes, the drugs, the stunted social maturity. And the family relationships. Maybe if I played tennis, I maybe would have appreciated this story more. ( )
  LivelyLady | Mar 1, 2018 |
TROPHY SON
DOUGLAS BRUNT

MY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️▫️▫️
PUBLISHER St. Martin's Press
PUBLISHED May 30, 2017

An intriguing story a young man whose entire life has revolved around a domineering father and the sport of tennis.

SUMMARY
Anton never got to choose tennis, it was his father's plan for him from the moment he was born.
His dad had been an Olympic athlete, and wanted fame and glory for his son. Anton left school after eight grade to play tennis full time. He'd spend seven hours a day on their backyard court in Radnor, Pennsylvania, with dad slamming tennis balls at him. That would be followed by hours of tennis strategy, weight training and watching match films. In the winter, the family would rent a house in Florida so Anton could continue the same daily routine. By the time he was fourteen Anton could easily beat college players. Occasionally, his dad would take him to nearby college courts to hustle matches with college team players for money.

Anton aspires for greatness but detests the fact that the choice was not his to make. In his mind "tennis in only about hate and suffering" He grows up in isolation, without friends or any semblance of a normal life. When Anton was in his mid-teens, his dad hired an entourage: a coach, a trainer, and a stringer, who travel with Anton from match to match. Anton struggles to find the balance he needs to be happy. His road to greatness becomes even tougher once Anton becomes a top rated world player. Anton must make compromises to continue his rise. At eighteen, as his body starts breaking down he begins taking performance enhancing drugs. It's a decision that will cost him and ultimately force him to make his own decisions about his future.

REVIEW
An avid tennis player I really wanted to love this book. I have known and personally seen overbearing tennis parents and the impact on the child. No fun for anyone close to the issue. This story seems strikingly similar to a autobiography I had read about Andre Agassi several years ago.

Overall the writing was great and the book was a quick read. The descriptions of tennis matches and tournaments were good and I loved reading about the behind the scenes at the tournaments. The story itself left me wanting something more. Anton's general unhappiness with his situation, but unwillingness to change it, got old really quick.

My biggest issue with TROPHY SON was with the doping issue and the pretense that "everyone on the tour is doing it". Bobby Hicks, Anton's trainer mentions the names of several real tennis players currently ranked in the top ten, as examples of player who actually use performance enhancing drugs. None of the players mentioned in the book have ever tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and in fact openly speak out against the issue. While the book is a work of fiction, the use of real names in this one part of the book angered me. In this day and age it is already hard to tell fact from fiction without someone purposefully muddying the water. The book really would have been just as powerful and more enjoyable had fictional names been used. To use real names in this manner crossed a line for me.

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  LisaSHarvey | Sep 10, 2017 |
Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt is a book about extremes. The father's focus on practice is to the point of abuse. The girlfriend is famous and driven in her own career. The substance abuse problem not just exists but extends to everyone. The choices is all or nothing. Everything is an extreme, which in turn means that nothing stands out. Interesting but perhaps a little over the top.

Read my complete review at http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2017/07/trophy-son.html

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  njmom3 | Jul 21, 2017 |
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"The third novel by New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt, Trophy Son tells the story of tennis prodigy Anton Stratis, from an isolated childhood of grueling practice under the eye of his obsessed father, to his dramatic rise through the intensely competitive world of professional tennis. Written with an insider knowledge of the tennis circuit, Trophy Son explores a young man striving to find balance in his life, navigating moral compromises, performance-enhancing drugs, and the elusive lure of wealth and celebrity. From Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to the off-court life of elite players, Anton finds exhilarating highs and desolate lows as he searches for an identity apart from his achievements."--Amazon.com

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