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Breaking Away : A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage and Triumph
by Patrick O'Sullivan and Gare Joyce


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In the tradition of "Playing with Fire" and "The Crazy Game" comes a new memoir about a troubled hockey life.

Patrick O'Sullivan was a kid with skills, with natural gifts that catapulted him into the spotlight and made NHL scouts rave. O Sullivan seemed destined to become one of the next great hockey players in the world.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In the tradition of "Playing with Fire" and "The Crazy Game" comes a new memoir about a troubled hockey life.

Patrick O'Sullivan was a kid with skills, with natural gifts that catapulted him into the spotlight and made NHL scouts rave. O Sullivan seemed destined to become one of the next great hockey players in the world. But then it all went horribly wrong.

In "Breaking Away," Patrick O Sullivan gives readers a disturbing account of ten years of ever escalating physical abuse and emotional cruelty at the hands of his father. When Patrick proved more skilled than other eight-year-olds, John O Sullivan decided to dedicate his life to turning his son into the player he had always dreamed of becoming. Shouting at the top of his lungs, John O Sullivan was the over-involved parent. Many of Patrick s teammates and their parents and coaches thought it ended there. Few had an idea of the dysfunction and violence at the O Sullivans' home.

"Breaking Away" is a story about abuse, but it is also a story about triumph, as O'Sullivan revisits the ghosts of his past."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781443444668
  • ISBN-10: 1443444669
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 301


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Books > Sports & Recreation > Hockey - General
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