From Newbery Honor–winning author Eugene Yelchin comes another glimpse into Soviet Russia.
For twelve-year-old Arcady, soccer is life. Sent to live in a children’s home after his parents are declared enemies of the state, he plays to win his dinner and to maintain his sanity. When a visiting inspector decides to adopt him, Arcady questions his motivations. Who could want an enemy of the people as a son? Ultimately, it proves to be his chance to leave. But in Soviet Russia, second chances are few and far between. Will Arcady seize his opportunity and achieve his goal? Or will he miss his shot? Download and start listening now!