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9781553655015
5.5 x 8.5 inches
192 pages
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CDN$ 19.95
BISAC: SPO066000
BISAC: SPO040000


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Home and Away
In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer
by Dave Bidini
Release Date: August 2010

CDN$ 19.95

An uplifting tale of travelling with Team Canada as they compete for the Homeless World Cup.

In 2008 Dave Bidini accompanies Homeless Team Canada to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. As he watches team members play and shares their disappointments, frustrations, joys, and triumphs, he comes to care deeply about the players—45-year-old Billy, who is a former addict; the quick-footed 24-year-old Moroccan immigrant Juventus, who refuses to talk about his past; and most of all, the endearing teenaged Krystal, who carries a photograph of her long-dead mother and dreams of a better life. Bidini gets to know the other teams at the World Cup and describes the games themselves, culminating in the final between Canada and Malawi and a chance for the talented Krystal to join a soccer team in Holland. Bidini also begins to understand what this tournament means to people. He sees firsthand the power of sport to transform the lives of those on the edge—how the decision to play this game can mean the difference between survival or heading down a road of addiction, poverty, or crime. Home and Away offers a powerful look at the poor and dispossessed, from the barrios of Mexico City and the shanties of West Africa to the streets of North America and Europe, and illuminates the renewed meaning that these homeless players find in the beautiful game.

  Book Details

Pages:

192

ISBN-13:

9781553655015

Format:

paperback

Dimensions:

5.5 x 8.5 inches

Publisher:

Greystone Books Ltd.

Bisac:

SPO066000, SPO040000


Home and Away: In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer
by Dave Bidini
9781553656555
BISAC: SPO066000
BISAC: SPO040000
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