Trophy Son by: Douglas Brunt

Trophy SonTrophy Son by Douglas Brunt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

But a person is happy in his life only if he finds meaning in it, and meaning in life is positively correlated with choice in life. While I wasn’t conscious of that fact then, I suffered from it unknowingly.

A well written prose in the realm of tennis and an over bearing father, a son Anton Stratis who struggles to be the hero of his own story and to find connection with others. His father saw in his son, his potential to be a #1 tennis player when Anton was a young boy. Taken out of school to further his career, he lived in isolation and social awkwardness. The narration is told in his voice as he has a love/hate relationship with the game of tennis, his father and who he is. He comes to know that he has an identity crisis and he finds his comparisons in classic novels.

I was deeply taken with his story and the battle he faced. It was descriptive in how he dealt with his emotions to how he played the game of tennis. With name dropping of tennis players, you were brought into how competitive and the head games that are played. I really enjoyed this one.

A Special Thank You to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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