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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099557258
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Bleachers




AN AMERICAN CLASSIC FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING MASTER THRILLER WRITER.

Glory never dies.

Neely Crenshaw was the best quarterback ever to play for the Messina Spartans, the state's most legendary high school football team. But fifteen years later, with the glory days far behind them, the man everyone remembers is Coach Eddie Rake.

Neely is coming home to Messina to bury the dying Coach Rake, and he's not alone. One by one, the veterans of the Spartans return to pay tribute to the man who moulded them into an invincible football dynasty, confronting their own broken dreams.

As Coach Rake's 'boys' sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him.

For Neely Crenshaw, still struggling to come to terms with his explosive relationship with the Coach, his dreams of a great career in the NFL, and the choices he made as a young man, the stakes could not be higher.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099557258
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of thirty-five bestselling novels, the international number one non-fiction debut The Innocent Man and a series of short stories entitled Ford County. He lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi.

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Praise for Bleachers

“I defy even the hardest jock not to shed a tear”

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