Comin' Home

Comin' Home

by by Walter Townes & Barry Cohen
     
 

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Born and raised in the projects of Newark, NJ, Willie Joe Cunningham aspires to become a professional basketball player. Surrounded by everything from race riots to drug and alcohol abuse, Willie Joe manages to rise above his humble beginnings. Guided early by a few caring mentors, he now has to confront the issues of race and politics.

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Born and raised in the projects of Newark, NJ, Willie Joe Cunningham aspires to become a professional basketball player. Surrounded by everything from race riots to drug and alcohol abuse, Willie Joe manages to rise above his humble beginnings. Guided early by a few caring mentors, he now has to confront the issues of race and politics.

After qualifying for a spot on a professional basketball team, he suffers an inury and a career setback. Willie Joe overcomes his injury, marries his college sweetheart and becomes a successful college basketball coach. He settles in suburbia. His perfect world is unsettled by the appearance of a former teammate, who implores him to come home andhelp the youth of his native city of Newark. Torn between two worlds, he finds major obstacles that include a wanting wife and an even more wanting ex-lover.

Willie Joe's story concerns the search for one's own moral compass. It is everyone's story, regardless of his or her circumstances.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468524116
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
01/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
0 MB

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