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Publication Date: 7 Apr 2016
Subject: Older teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)
AR: 5.0 MY
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When he is wrongly implicated in a scandal, a footballer's life turns into a tragic spiral of destruction.
Revered as a national hero... married to the desirable Desmerelda... cherished by the media... soccer star, Otello, has it all.
But a sensational club transfer sparks a media frenzy, and when he is wrongly implicated in a scandal, the footballer's life turns into a tragic spiral of destruction.
South America's top sports journalist, Paul Faustino, witnesses the power of the media in making and breaking people's lives.
NOTE : This is a modern take on Shakespeare's Othello, but will pass any reader by who does not know the plot of the play.
NOTE : Includes 2 instances of use of the word 'nigger' and 1 instance of the word 'pickaninny'
NOTE : The main characters are adults although there are a few street children integral to the plot.
NOTE : Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2009.