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The Player

by Paul Coccia

tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey
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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
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ISBN:9781459415768
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
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Description

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper online, trying to better his own chances at playing pro, Cooper chooses self-esteem and honesty over sex. With a strong and relatable main character, this book is a realistic, positive look at teen relationships — gay or straight.

About the Author
Paul Coccia has an MFA in creative writing from UBC. He is a great cook, although he prefers to bake. His specialty is cupcakes, but he has also experimented with animal-shaped macarons and flooded cookies. Paul lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his family and two dogs.
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Contributor Notes

PAUL COCCIA has a specialist in English from U of T and a Masters in Creative Writing from UBC. He is the author of the YA novel Cub. Paul lives in Toronto.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
2.5