Outside Shot Reviews

If you have ever wanted a look into the broken but still beating heart of high school sports, into a world where a young man’s future — and a town’s slipping pride — can hang on an in-bounds pass or one more foul — then Keith O’Brien has a book for you. The scene happens to be central Kentucky, but it could have been any American place where, if you are determined, skilled and lucky, the thud and squeak of basketball shoes on a court can carry people away from the doldrums of real life, and push a young man beyond an inertia that threatens to hold him forever. Or, it can all come undone with an air ball.

Rick Bragg
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of All Over But the Shoutin’

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