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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > April 2016 > Away Running

Away Running

Luc Bouchard and David Wright

Orca Book Publishers, Ages 12+

The new novel by Luc Bouchard and David Wright tackles the subject of racism and adversity faced by American football players in the early 2000s in Ville-neuve, a poverty-stricken neighbourhood of Paris. Away Running also explores the rising tensions between the marginalized Parisian poor – primarily Muslims and immigrants of North African descent – and the police. The story is told through the eyes of Matt and Free, American teens who become the first two foreign players on the Diables Rouges, Villeneuve’s American football team.

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