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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rus Bradburd Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1, 2018 ISBN: 9781538512500
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Marshall High School coach Shawn Harrington was about to turn his team’s struggling record around with the help of promising point guard Tim Triplett. But it all came crashing to a halt when he was caught in a drive-by shooting in a case of mistaken identity. Using his body to shield his daughter from gunfire, Harrington is struck and paralyzed.

All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed is a heartrending story about gun violence on Chicago’s West Side. Within a year, as Harrington contends with his paralysis, two young men dear to him are killed: first, Ontario Brown Jr., his best friend’s son, and next, Triplett. Harrington is forced to reexamine his own mother’s murder in 2003. Author Rus Bradburd, who has an intimate forty-year relationship to Chicago basketball, shows readers how Shawn Harrington’s story reveals the intertwined tragedies of senseless gun violence, health care failure, racial assumptions, union apathy, gender inequality, and corruption in big-time basketball. It is also, however, a story of the nature of friendship, of communities, and of hope.

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  • “[An] energetic biography…Bradburd rounds out his story with humanizing detail.”

    Sports Illustrated on Forty Minutes of Hell

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About the Author

Chicago native Rus Bradburd is the author of three previous books: the short story collection Make It, Take It; the controversial Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson; and his memoir about Ireland, Paddy on the Hardwood. He coached basketball for fourteen seasons at UTEP and New Mexico State. Rus and his wife, the award-winning poet Connie Voisine, live with their daughter in Chicago and New Mexico.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.