August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011
Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player, any former NFL player, at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers, at least until a better offer comes along, and heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, has never been to Europe, and doesn't speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.
Bestselling author John Grisham takes a break from his usual legal thrillers and has some fun with a comic novel about American football..in Italy. Rick Dockery is a failed NFL player who has one last chance for glory when he's offered a spot on an Italian football team. Despite not speaking a word of the language, Dockery relocates to Parma, Italy, where he finds himself fumbling through one misadventure after another. A light, playful novel, Grisham once again demonstrates that his imagination can indeed stretch outside of the courtroom.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Action + Thrillers, Conflicts + Dualities, Sports + Games, Peoples + Cultures, Human Qualities + Behavior
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Conflicts + Dualities, Sports + Games, Human Qualities + Behavior, Action + Thrillers, Peoples + Cultures
- Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
- Pages: 272
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: John Grisham
- Online Item #: 13553547
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1380
- ISBN: 9780385344005
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported