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Broken Play

Broken Play (Paperback)

By Sheppard, Nicholas

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Alec Haudepin has spent the winters of his youth on the rugby field, and now, at twenty-three, his dream of playing for the All Blacks is almost within reach. But his rise to prominence uncovers quiet sadness about the part of his identity he has always struggled to acknowledge. ... "Broken Play captures magnificently the internal conflict and tumult experienced by so many young gay sportsmen struggling to find their true identity. Their sporting world and their attraction to men appears incomprehensible and irreconcilable. We welcome novels like Broken Play as it highlights, albeit fictionally, that homosexuality is no barrier to rugby skill, prowess, and success. Despite the tremendous LGBT social advances made in the last 20 years, sport lags behind. Many sports have much work to do to truly be inclusive at all levels. Unfortunately, there are remarkably few out gay competing professional footballers." - Andrew Purchas, Chairman of International Gay Rugby
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ISBN 9780994140814
Published NZ 31 Jul 2018
Publisher Eunoia Publishing
Format Paperback
251 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780994140814
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Eunoia Publishing
Imprint RSVP Publishing Company Ltd
Published 31 Jul 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sheppard, Nicholas
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Sexual Relations
Social Groups: Adults
Rugby football
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 340
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code NZ823.3
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby Union football players - Fiction - New Zealand, Gay men - Fiction - New Zealand, Gay men, Rugby Union football players, New Zealand
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade