Goodness Falls

Goodness Falls

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In GOODNESS FALLS, quarterback T.J. Farrell suffers a blow to the head on the final play of the regular season, but with a history of concussions and fearful of a medical benching for the playoffs, T.J. tries desperately to manage the physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms of severe head trauma and to avoid its detection. Set in and around the rural village of Goodness Falls, Ohio, the story is further complicated when T.J.'s best friend and teammate is killed in a freak accident to which T.J. is an inadvertent contributor. To ease the excruciating headaches and to cope with his grief and guilt, T.J. begins stealing and abusing prescription painkillers from his parents' medicine cabinet. Hallucinations begin to haunt him. Violent outbursts of temper and uncharacteristically erratic behavior follow. Both of which endanger his starting position, his hope for a scholarship, his grip on reality, his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, and his life. Goodness Falls confronts the universal themes of love and death as well as a wide range of contemporary issues faced by T.J. and teenagers everywhere, including: the bonds of friendship; sex and dating; undue pressure from adults; and, most significantly, the timely issues of the dangers of sport-induced head injuries and prescription drug abuse.My dad grunted something then turned and walked toward his battered and rusted 1992 Ford Ranger pickup with the ... a€œIta#39;s not a problem, a€ she said, sweetly pretending it was the first time rather than the hundredth that Ia#39;d been left without aanbsp;...


Title:Goodness Falls
Author: Ty Roth
Publisher:First Edition Design Pub. - 2014-04-14
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