The Doaker's Story

The Doaker's Story

by Neil D. Isaacs

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The Doaker's Story charts the career of Billy Doakes from champion schoolboy athlete to TV news reporter and his destruction by the cynical forces of the sports/media establishment. He's a tragic hero of our times.
The story of William T. Doakes is told from the point of view of his friend and confidant, Mark Simons, a videographer who has followed the Doaker through his transition from athlete to reporter. As the drama unfolds, Simons unwittingly becomes the chronicler of the events that haunt the Doaker in a final quest for justice. It is a pursuit which gets trampled by an industry whose need for celebrity competitors violates his sense of self.
Author Neil Isaacs is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park and a retired therapist. Besides two prior novels, his books include clinical studies (pathological gambling, couples counseling), sports history and analysis, cultural studies, and literary studies.

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ISBN-13: 9780982060957
Publisher: Drinian Press
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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