Rules for Becoming a Legend: A Novel

Rules for Becoming a Legend: A Novel

by Timothy S. Lane
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Rules for Becoming a Legend: A Novel by Timothy S. Lane

A spirited debut of a rising basketball star wrestling with his town’s outsized expectations and his family’s complicated legacy

Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is a basketball star, destined for a legendary future in the NBA. At the age of five, he can make nine shots in a row. By high school, he’s got his own Sports Illustrated profile. To the citizens of Columbia City, it seems like he was born for the sport. 

But Jimmy soon confronts the “Kirkus curse” when tragedies begin to emerge. Not even basketball can save him from his family’s sorrow-filled past..
His eventual defeat on the court echoes another disastrous legacy: Jimmy’s father, Todd “Freight Train” Kirkus—who had also dreamed of basketball stardom—was forced to give up his dream for a life defined by the curse of his name. Can Jimmy find a way to end this cycle of tragedy?

Like Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding and Friday Night Lights (the book and cult television show), Timothy Lane’s debut novel uses the lens of basketball to understand family, community, and—ultimately—hope. Populated with complex, compelling characters, Rules for Becoming a Legend is proof that every hero is human, and sometimes triumph is borne from tragedy.

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ISBN-13: 9780670014880
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy S. Lane graduated from the University of Oregon with a journalism degree and worked as a sports reporter for The Molalla Pioneer before pursuing a career in publishing in New York City. His writing has appeared in The Good Men Project and Pology. He lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon.

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